NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected pairs of dwarf galaxies that are about to collide and merge. Due to these mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies will also collide.
Black holes, which have a gravitational field strong enough to attract all kinds of matter and light, and whose masses are quite large, still remain a mystery today.
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed pairs of dwarf galaxies about to collide and merge.
The first pair was found to be in a cluster 760 million light-years away, and the second pair 3.2 billion light-years away.
Black Holes Will Collide
Due to these mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies will also collide. The result will be larger galaxies and higher-mass black holes.
The new observations will provide a better understanding of the early universe. It is thought that the universe was filled with these dwarf galaxies in the years after the Big Bang, which is supposed to have formed the universe.
According to astronomers, these dwarf galaxies merged over time to form larger galaxies like the Milky Way.