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3c 186, Rogue Supermassive Black Hole Facts

3c 186, Rogue Supermassive Black Hole Facts Quasar in Lynx

3c 186, Rogue Supermassive Black Hole is a quasar object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 8,000,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Lynx.

The Quasar's location is 07h 44m 17.4700 (R.A.) and +37d 53` 17.241 (Dec.).

3c 186 is sometimes referred to as a quasar and sometimes as a Supermassive black hole. The main difference is that Quasar will have a stream of particles shooting out from the centre and will be classed as active whereas supermassive black hole will be quiet like our Milky Way.

The most interesting thing about this galaxy is that the centre is off-centre. The Supermassive Black Hole (SBH) should be in the centre of the galaxy, not outside the centre. The picture from the hubble space telescope shows that the SBH is not in the middle, its 35,000 light years away from where it should be, towards the upper left corner. of the galaxy picture.

The centre of the galaxy is travelling at a speed of 1,300 miles a second compared to our Sun which is travelling through the the milky way at a slow 15 miles a second. The most likely theory of why the SBH is not on centre is that there is a second fainter galaxy that is pulling the visible Black Hole off-centre. Ther amount of energy that is required to pull the SBH off centre is equivalent to 100 million supernova explosions, they in turn are many time more powerful that a star such as the sun.

The event occurred eight billion years ago, something that happened even before the birth of the solar system which is reckoned to be about 5 billion years. If you were to able to travel to galaxy now, it'll look a lot different to what it does in the picture from Hubble. New Australia

It is a snapshot of what could happen to our galaxy in 5 billion years time when the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy finally collide. The two galaxies are moving towards one another at a speed of 75 m/s, it might seem fast but the distance the two galaxies have to cover is immense.

The temperature on the outside of the quasar ranges from 80 million degrees to 30 million degrees in the centre, evidence that the core is off-centre. It is one of the furthest quasars in a galaxy cluster that we have so far discovered. N.A.S.A.

Travel Time to 3c 186, Rogue Supermassive Black Hole

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807367,289,311,184,782,608.70
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2696,992,245,264,698,560.74
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.543,496,118,075,775,150.86
New Horizons Probe33,000162,573,728,242,424.24
Speed of Light670,616,629.008,000,000,000.00

Fact File

Name3c 186, Rogue Supermassive Black Hole
Right Ascension07h 44m 17.4700
Declination+37d 53` 17.241
Distance (Lt.Yr)8,000,000,000

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