Cosmic 'Ghost': "Evidence of a supermassive black hole equal in power to a billion supernovas."
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September 04, 2010

Cosmic 'Ghost': "Evidence of a supermassive black hole equal in power to a billion supernovas."

Mg20727753.800-1_300 NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory located a cosmic "ghost" that scientists think is evidence of a huge eruption produced by a supermassive black hole equal in power to a billion supernovas. The source, HDF 130, is over 10 billion light years away and existed at a time 3 billion years after the Big Bang, when galaxies and black holes were forming at a high rate. The X-ray ghost, so-called because a diffuse X-ray source has remained after other radiation from the outburst has died away, is in the Chandra Deep Field-North, one of the deepest X-ray images ever taken. 

"We'd seen this fuzzy object a few years ago, but didn't realize until now that we were seeing a ghost", said Andy Fabian of the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. "It's not out there to haunt us, rather it's telling us something - in this case what was happening in this galaxy billions of year ago."

Fabian and colleagues think the X-ray glow from HDF 130 is evidence for a powerful outburst from its central black hole in the form of jets of energetic particles traveling at almost the speed of light. When the eruption was ongoing, it produced prodigious amounts of radio and X-radiation, but after several million years, the radio signal faded from view as the electrons radiated away their energy.

However, less energetic electrons can still produce X-rays by interacting with the pervasive sea of photons remaining from the Big Bang - the cosmic background radiation. Collisions between these electrons and the background photons can impart enough energy to the photons to boost them into the X-ray energy band. This process produces an extended X-ray source that lasts for another 30 million years or so.

"This ghost tells us about the black hole's eruption long after it has died," said co-author Scott Chapman, also of Cambridge University. "This means we don't have to catch the black holes in the act to witness the big impact they have."

This is the first X-ray ghost ever seen after the demise of radio-bright jets. Astronomers have observed extensive X-ray emission with a similar origin, but only from galaxies with radio emission on large scales, signifying continued eruptions. In HDF 130, only a point source is detected in radio images, coinciding with the massive elliptical galaxy seen in its optical image. This radio source indicates the presence of a growing supermassive black hole.

"This result hints that the X-ray sky should be littered with such ghosts," said co-author Caitlin Casey, also of Cambridge, "especially if black hole eruptions are as common as we think they are in the early Universe."

"Even after the ghost disappears, most of the energy from the black hole's eruption remains", said Fabian. "Because they're so powerful, these eruptions can have profound effects lasting for billions of years."

Posted by Casey Kazan.

Source: http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_052809.html

Comments

Gravity is the soul of matter and grip of God.

Gravity is the warping of space-time by mass. Mass exists as a result of the a Higgs field. The Higgs particle may soon be discovered in the Large Hadron Colider in Geneva.

In this para
"outburst from its central black hole in the form of jets of energetic particles traveling at almost the speed of light. When the eruption was ongoing, it produced prodigious amounts of radio and X-radiation, but after several million years, the radio signal faded from view as the electrons radiated away their energy."

I *think* they mean:

"outburst from its central black hole in the form of jets of energetic electrons traveling at almost the speed of light. When the eruption was ongoing, these particles produced prodigious amounts of radio and X-radiation, but after several million years, radio emissions faded as the electrons radiated away their energy."

But they could have meant:

"outburst from its central black hole in the form of jets of energetic particles traveling at almost the speed of light. When the eruption was ongoing, these particles produced prodigious amounts of radio and X-radiation, but after several million years, radio emissions faded as the particles radiated away their energy."

isnt everything in space a ghost, since it happened in the past? this is pretty misleading

re gah's comment: If everything is space is a ghost (since it happened in the past), then this is the ghost of a ghost, since the radiation we are detecting it itself the aftereffects of something that happened long before.

@Sebb,
You wrote: "Gravity is the warping of space-time by mass. Mass exists as a result of the a Higgs field. The Higgs particle may soon be discovered in the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva", unquote.

What kind of argumentation is this?

If the "Higgs particle" is not found, the "Higgs Field" cannot possibly exist!? Then the your "mass" also is out of the equation - together with your "space-time" and "gravity". What is left then? Nothing! The equation dissolves itself.

The logics has failed and there must be another explanation.

And so it is! "Gravity" does not warp anything by itself. Cosmic electric radiation makes magnetic fields in cosmic clouds and swirls/bends the molecular gas and matter and in these accelerating/concentrating swirls/vortex gas and matter lumps together in larger spheres that later on become stars and planet and so on.

It is not a specific strange particle or a specific "gravity force" that is contracting, but only the electromagnetic swirling fields that assembles gas and matter in the first place.

Forget the LHC! What do you find when digging deeper and deeper into matter besides more and more space where the elements become unpredictable and illusive. What kind of logical science can come out of such experimental conditions?

Natural Philosopher
Ivar Nielsen

I thought black holes only emit Hawking radiation. How did it erupt if even light can't escape?

@Sinker,
- Everything can escape because the cosmologists have got "gravity" all wrong.

Regards Ivar

Looks like the entity in that old Star Trek episode Metamorphosis....

So the freaky question is, 'what if the matter sucked into a black hole becomes the stuff of another big bang elsewhere in the multiverse'... it's only freaky because I'm an ape who gets excited easily. Reality is more profound that we could ever know.

So-called "Black holes" are not holes at all ,but actually the densest points in the universe, a point where all accumulated matter has been stripped of its electron shell and the atomic nuclei jammed together. The more correct term for these phenomena is singularities. In essence, a singularity can be seen as a galactic, and therefore universal, recycling point for extraneous matter. During its early life, a singularity is in the stage of accumulation, often in mid-term it will go through dormancy, eventually the singularity's mass,volume,weight ratio will force it to explode, this may be the actuality of "the" "big bang" and may even happen continuously as a means of matter recycling throughout the cosmos.

A singularity occurs when a star, instead of exploding as a supernovae, implodes and the result is a point of electromagnetic super-attraction, a so-called "well" of "super-gravity" to use the current erroneous titles,the inevitable release of accumulated matter from a singularity can take billions of years and seeing the results of a relatively recent expulsion may provide mainstream science with more questions than answers, as usual.

@Martin Tillier,

WHY THE SINGULARITY CANNOT EXIST.
Quote: "A singularity is not just math at a point, it is mass at a point. It is believed by modern physicists that objects like black holes can disappear into singularities, and that the universe itself was once a singularity. Since the black hole and the universe are objects with mass, the claim must be that mass
equations can have solutions at a point.
They can't, simply because no possible mathematical equation can have a solution at a point: we would have to write our equations as the solution of ordinal numbers, and that can't be done. But they can't for other very basic reasons, and those reasons are the ones we will look at here.
Mass is defined as density times volume. In other words, it is a density in a volume. So if your volume goes to zero, your mass must also go to zero. You cannot have mass in a zero volume, by
definition of mass and volume. But a point must have zero volume, by definition. Therefore you cannot have mass at a point.(End of quote)
Link: http://www.wbabin.net/mathis/mathis63.pdf

Link to logical and real matemathics:
http://milesmathis.com/

Regards Ivar

That's not a Cosmic anything, it's the plumbing under my kitchen sink.

It would be good to see you saying something like "the alleged big bang" instead of "the" big bang, because the so-called big bang theory is only one of several logically possible theories about the so-called origin of the universe--and itself begs the question, does the universe have an origin, does it have to have an origin, and if it must, what does this say about the presuppositions about the universe (if it originated, it must be finite in time, mustn't it)? But is the universe finite in time or space and did it originate, and what is the evidence, and what is the counter evidence?

Gravity is simply another dimension ! It also breaks Einstein's Theory of Relativity, it cannot be travelling at c to maintain a stable Universe. Gravity has to be far faster, something in the league of 18 billion miles a second, which is very much unrealistic. It makes more sense to have gravity be a dimension. This would make a black hole an inter dimensional tear, caused by the supernova, leaking massive amounts of gravity. At some point the massive gravity will collapse the black hole and close the tear.

Wrong Picture! Not HDF 130, but Centaurus A. Really, changing the press release photo.

Black holes die? I thought black holes existed forever. Of course, a black hole might swallow all the matter around it for several thousand light years. Then it might be less detectable--ergo, quiet. But, if I were to approach it's event horizon, wouldn't I be sucked into the quiet black hole?

Ivan N. Good thinking, bit obvious, so what. Before
two perfEct dimensions or herer her


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