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Odd Alignment Of Black Holes Linked To Early Universe

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A new paper released by two universities in South Africa focuses on an image which shows the jets of numerous black holes aligned in the same direction.

A grouping of distant, massive black holes thought to be operating independently of each other may actually share a common thread. 

A new paper led by the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape, both in South Africa, suggests their jets are all aligned in the same direction. 

These entities are located millions of light years apart in an area of space known as ELAIS-N1. 

Andrew Russ Taylor, one of the study’s principal authors, is quoted as saying, “Since these black holes don’t know about each other, or have any way of exchanging information or influencing each other directly over such vast scales, this spin alignment must have occurred during the formation of the galaxies in the early universe.” 
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