This composite picture of the world group Abell 2261 contains optical information from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Japan’s Subaru Telescope demonstrating universes in the bunch and out of sight, and information from NASA’s Chandra X-beam Observatory indicating hot gas (hued pink) invading the bunch. The center of the picture shows the enormous circular universe in the focal point of the bunch.
(Image: © X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Michigan/K. Gültekin; Optical: NASA/STScI/NAOJ/Subaru; Infrared: NSF/NOAO/KPNO)
A tremendous dark opening continues to fall through cosmologists’ nets.
Supermassive dark openings are thought to prowl at the hearts of most, if not all, cosmic systems. Our own Smooth Way has one as huge as 4 million suns, for instance, and M87’s — the lone dark opening ever imaged straightforwardly — weighs in at an incredible 2.4 billion sun oriented masses.
The enormous system at the center of the group Abell 2261, which lies about 2.7 billion light-years from Earth, ought to have a considerably bigger focal dark opening — a light-eating beast that weighs as much as 3 billion to 100 billion suns, space experts gauge from the world’s mass. However, the colorful item has avoided discovery up until this point.