TRIBUNJATENG.COM – An international team of 48 astronomers around the world found 83 black holes at the far end of the visible solar system.
The results were published through five articles in The Astrophysical Journal and Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Researchers have been able to find all black holes after analyzing data from Hyper Suprime-Cam, an instrument from the Subaru telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Hawaii, and comparing it with data from three other telescopes around the world.
This can be done because 83 black holes in the vicinity of the solar system are quasars that shoot plasma jets.
Keep in mind that quasars are incandescent gases and dust that revolve around supermassive black holes.
Quasars are also the brightest objects in the solar system.
Now, due to its distance of about 13 billion light-years from Earth, the light released by this black hole takes a long time to reach Earth.
What researchers now see is the appearance of 800 million years of black holes after the solar system has formed.
"It's amazing how a large, dense object can form just after the Big Bang."
"Learning how black holes form early in the solar system, and how common they are, is a challenge for our cosmological model," said Michael Strauss, a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University who participated in the research.
Researchers now expect more data collection and analysis to explain how the first quasars in our solar system were formed.
Yoshiki Matsuoka, a researcher at Ehime University, who was also incorporated in the study, said the quasars we found would be interesting subjects to be observed using existing and future facilities.
"We will also study how the initial formation and evolution of supermassive black holes, comparing density numbers and bright distribution with predictions of theoretical models," he said. (*)
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