A supermassive black hole mysteriously changed its direction and is now pointing at us. This unprecedented event has left scientists both astounded and intrigued. It’s something that astronomers have never seen in the universe. Even the galaxy housing this supermassive black hole has experienced a reclassification due to the shift in its core’s jet direction.
This discovery may pave the way for groundbreaking insights into black hole physics, particularly high-energy physics, involving the behavior of subatomic particles at extreme energy levels.
But the question is that how did astronomers find out that the black hole has changed its direction? How are the exotic energetic jets produced in the first place? Finally, and most importantly, does the flip pose any threat to our planet?
The 58th episode of the Sunday Discovery Series answers these questions.