Bathed in bright blue and pink fluorescent light, the cluster of galaxies in this image is home to the most powerful explosion since the Big Bang.
Moreover, the explosion has continued, and has been going on for the past 100 million years, releasing energy that is equivalent to hundreds of millions of gamma bursts.
The explosion is generated by the largest black hole in the known universe - the gravitational monster, which is 10 billion times more massive than our Sun.
Astronomers have calculated that in order to generate such a powerful explosion, a black hole must be 600 million times more massive than the Sun.
To obtain the image presented above, it was necessary to combine the X-ray, radio and optical images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
X-rays, shown in blue, were detected by the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory. They point to hot gas, which makes up most of the mass of this huge cluster of galaxies. The vast pink cavities have more than 600,000 light-years in diameter and are jets of supersonic galaxies ejected at supersonic speeds located in the center of this image.
These cavities have released a mass equal to trillions of masses of the Suns, and were filled with magnetized high-energy electrons emitting radio waves, which were discovered through the “Very Large Telescope” radio telescope.
Scientists believe that the majority, if not all, of galaxies contain supermassive black holes in their centers.
The cluster of galaxies cluster MS 0735, 6 + 7421 is located in 2, 6 billion light years from us in the constellation Giraffe.