The bizarre news has become the talk of the town as it was reported that researchers have recently discovered “a series of large, low-frequency radio wave-emitting objects in a galaxy cluster” which is about 800 million light-years away from the Earth. The encounter of these low-frequency radio waves in such a way does not fit well according to the laws of physics, and the researchers went wild trying to postulate the cause behind the phenomenon. Researchers named “Tessa Vernstorm” from the University of Western Australia and “Christopher Reisely” from Italy’s Università di Bologna observed this mysterious phenomenon on their radio telescopes.
This sudden occurrence of radio waves from a far-flung galaxy was not on the cards of the astrophysicists, and they are now in confusion about whether they have been introduced to the new world of physics. The discovery has become possible through the use of radio and X-ray telescopes, but as a matter of fact, such a discovery has been very limited and is very thin on the ground. However, we cannot say that such a thing never happened. It is not unheard of but is very rare.
“A fossil radio emission, a radio relic, and a radio halo” were found during the process, which was estimated to be found within the Abell 326 galaxy cluster. Moreover, during the process, researchers also got their hands on the remaining particles of a blackhole, which is one of the major contributors to the development of this cluster galaxy. Not only that, the radio waves were so weak that researchers had to integrate complex designated algorithms into their telescopes to detect the waves.
As far as the composition of the Abell 326 galaxy cluster is concerned, it carries something unique in its composition that caught the researcher’s attention. It incorporates sonic boom-like radio waves “that are powered by shockwaves [traveling] through the plasma,” as reported by The Conversation. On that count, Vernstorm stated, “If it’s a shock wave, you might think it would bend down like an arc around the edge, but this one is flipped around.”
Similarly, the researchers further stated, “Our best physical models simply can’t fit the data. This reveals gaps in our understanding of how these sources evolve—gaps that we’re working to fill. ” To which Vernstorm determined, “Maybe there’s some kind of new physics going on there that we haven’t fully understood when our models can’t match the observations.” Let’s see how the researchers will carry their observations and align the rules of physics with this discovery.