A group of scientists are wondering if they've discovered a new form of physics after seeing new observations of a far- flung galaxy cluster.
In their new paper, researchers from The University of Western Australia and Italy's Universit di Bologna describe how they discovered a series of large, low frequencies radio wave-emitting objects in a galaxy cluster 800 million light years away.
Three large, radio wave-emitting objects, a fossil radio emission, a radio relic, and a radio halo, were found using radio and X-Ray telescopes.
The researchers noted that these types of objects are rare.
The ancient remnants of a supermassive black hole were found by applying a complicated algorithm to the telescope imagery of the galaxy cluster.
Abell 3266's radio relic caught the attention of the researchers, as they noted in a piece for The Conversation.
The team calls this relic the "wrong-way relic" due to its unique shape.
"If it's a shock wave, you would think it would bend down like an arcs around the edge, but this one is flipped around," said Vernstrom.
There is a puzzle facing the researchers.
The best models can't fit the data Gaps in our understanding of how these sources evolve are revealed by this.
The team must return to the drawing board.
"Maybe there's some kind of new physics going on there that we don't fully understand, when our models can't match the observations," said Vernstrom.
The fossil remains of a black hole's feeding frenzy are contained in a galaxy cluster.
Scientists are confused by radio waves coming from our own universe.