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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quasar Alignment and Other Spooky Cosmic Stuff

The more science we learn, the more we realize that we don't really know much at all. Astronomers were baffled by the things they called "quasi-stellar-objects", or quasars. They suspicion that those huge things have something to do with black holes at the middle of distant galaxies, and jets of light shooting out are the result of this activity.

Quasar 3C 273. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Now quasars are joining the fun of refuting cosmic evolution ideas, even more than usual. It seems that they are in an alignment that baffles secular scientists. This kind of thing interferes with secular cosmogony and cosmology.
Unexpectedly, quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.

The European Southern Observatory, using its VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Chile, finished measuring the positions and rotations of 93 quasars and found something weird. These powerhouses of light, with powerful jets streaming out their poles, show unexpected traits in common. An ESO press release titled “Spooky Alignment of Quasars Across Billions of Light-years” states:
I reckon you'll want to read the rest of the article. Hope you do. There are some bonus items in there that give further frustration to deep-time advocates, too. Click on "Quasar Alignment Is “Spooky”.