Black holes are the most peculiar phenomena of the universe. These strange entities exhibit a gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. But NASA scientists now believe that a black hole called V404 Cygni has taken the astronomical strangeness to another level.
It is believed that most black holes eject plasma jets from their poles.
However, the black hole V404 Cygni was found 8,000 light-years away from Earth firing jets of plasma while its gravitational force dragged the fabric of space-time.
Spacetime merges the three dimensions of space and the unique dimension of time into a single four-dimensional continuum.
The counterintuitive concept is a way of understanding relativistic effects, such as why different observers perceive where and when events occur differently.
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Professor Greg Sivakoff, a researcher at the University of Alberta, said: "We were stunned by what we saw in this system, it was completely unexpected.
"Finding this astronomical first has deepened our understanding of how black holes can work and the formation of galaxies.
"He tells us a little more about that big question:" How do we get here? "
The detailed badysis of the strange behavior of V404 Cygni was only possible with the data captured by the very long line matrix interferometer.
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Professor James Miller-Jones, from the International Radio Astronomy Research Center, said: "Like many black holes, it is feeding on a nearby star, extracting gas from the star and forming a disk of material surrounding the black hole and spirals. " Towards her under gravity.
"What is different in Cygni V404 is that we think that the material disc and the black hole are misaligned.
"This seems to be causing the inner part of the disk to wobble like a spinning top and shoot the jets in different directions as it changes orientation."
The surprising discovery has led some observers to question whether the black hole presents an opportunity to travel through time.
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Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity states that something surprising happens when you travel in spacetime, especially when your speed with respect to other objects is close to the speed of light.
Time pbades slower for you than for the people you left behind.
And you will not notice this effect until you return to those stationary people.
The time travel of a type is also produced for objects in gravitational fields. Einstein's theory of General Relativity predicts that time pbades more slowly for objects in gravitational fields, such as here on Earth, than for objects that are far away from such fields.
So there are all kinds of distortions of space and time near black holes, where gravity can be very intense.