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(Space.com)   Scientists discover tilted black hole that challenges formation theories, keeps going all-in   (space.com) divider line
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2022-02-25 8:46:29 AM  
Or maybe it's the only black hole that's oriented correctly and the rest of the universe is tilted.
 
2022-02-25 8:48:51 AM  
Black holes behave however they want, who's gonna stop them, you?
 
2022-02-25 9:15:21 AM  
By studying the orientation of the jets of ionized matter emitted from the black hole's poles,  Juri Poutanen, an astronomer at the University of Turku in Finland, discovered that the black hole spins around an axis that is tilted by at least 40 degrees toward the plane in which the block hole orbits its companion star. That's the largest misalignment ever reported, Poutanen and his colleagues said in a statement.

So much wrong here I can't even.
 
2022-02-25 9:18:33 AM  
Oh great.  Something else for Phil Helmuth to biatch about.
 
2022-02-25 10:12:09 AM  
The accretion disk being slanted is probably more related to angle of accumulated gas from the nearby star.

What is more puzzling is the rotation of the obviously larger star (before collapsing into a singularity) was at such an odd angle compared to its sibling star. Could this be a non-binary star group? Could this other star have been a recent capture? That would explain the mismatched axis.
 
2022-02-25 10:17:52 AM  

madgonad: The accretion disk being slanted is probably more related to angle of accumulated gas from the nearby star.

What is more puzzling is the rotation of the obviously larger star (before collapsing into a singularity) was at such an odd angle compared to its sibling star. Could this be a non-binary star group? Could this other star have been a recent capture? That would explain the mismatched axis.


A large rogue star or large rogue black hole approaching from well above or below the orbital plane could explain the tilt.  Given how much Uranus is tilted, we shouldn't be surprised that something larger/denser might also be tilted.
 
2022-02-25 10:35:21 AM  

indy_kid: madgonad: The accretion disk being slanted is probably more related to angle of accumulated gas from the nearby star.

What is more puzzling is the rotation of the obviously larger star (before collapsing into a singularity) was at such an odd angle compared to its sibling star. Could this be a non-binary star group? Could this other star have been a recent capture? That would explain the mismatched axis.

A large rogue star or large rogue black hole approaching from well above or below the orbital plane could explain the tilt.  Given how much Uranus is tilted, we shouldn't be surprised that something larger/denser might also be tilted.


My thought exactly.
 
2022-02-25 11:12:15 AM  

Russ1642: By studying the orientation of the jets of ionized matter emitted from the black hole's poles,  Juri Poutanen, an astronomer at the University of Turku in Finland, discovered that the black hole spins around an axis that is tilted by at least 40 degrees toward the plane in which the block hole orbits its companion star. That's the largest misalignment ever reported, Poutanen and his colleagues said in a statement.

So much wrong here I can't even.


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