- Created on Monday, 24 November 2014 13:26
- Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 13:30
New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe. A European research team has found that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years. The team has also found that the rotation axes of these quasars tend to be aligned with the vast structures in the cosmic web in which they reside.
The rotation axes have been indirectly found through measurements of the optical polarization angles of the quasars.
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