Space: The largest radio galaxy ever found, ‘Alcionius’ is 300 million light years away from the solar system
Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Fri, 18 Feb 2022 03:13 AM IST
It is the largest figure in space ever discovered. According to researchers, there are many big black holes inside it. Which are fast moving charged particles that are carrying radio waves here and there.
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Its length is 1.63 million light years. It is the largest figure in space ever discovered. According to researchers, there are many big black holes inside it. Which are fast moving charged particles that are carrying radio waves here and there. According to the study published in the journal ‘Astronomy and Astrophysics’, the jet streams emanating from Alseonius are also very large. That’s why they are called Giant Radio Galaxies (GRGS).
Researcher Martin Oi of Leiden University, along with his team, has carried out this discovery. The team said that after finding such a large radio galaxy, we feel that there is still a box of secrets hidden in space. Till now we have very little knowledge about space. At present our team is studying its huge size.
There may be a small galaxy inside
According to Martin Oi, if a small galaxy is behind the formation of this big galaxy, then it will still be present inside it. Because of this, its size is continuously increasing. we just have to find it
what is alsionis
‘Alsionius’ is a Greek word, who was the greatest enemy of Hercules (Greek god). Its literal meaning is a giant butt. It is 5.04 megaparsecs wide i.e. 100 times more than the width of our galaxy. There are so many stars in this galaxy, whose weight is billions of times more than our sun. The black hole inside it is equal to 400 million solar masses. The pressure field present inside it makes it the most special. Which is the hottest intergalactic medium present inside a radio galaxy.
Till now one thousand ‘GRGS’ have been received
So far, about a thousand Giant or Giant Radio Galaxies (GRGS) have been detected in space. But none of these were more than three megaparsecs. There is only one J1420-0545, which is slightly smaller than Alseonius. According to scientists, the charged particles (super charged particles) of Alcionius are called synchrotrons. Which make up the communication of radio waves inside the Galaxy. These waves travel from one side to the other throughout the galaxy. In fact, these are radio jets, which go from one place to another at almost the speed of light without anyone knowing.