X-Galaxies

25 Jul 2010

'The X-Galaxy: A Cosmic Radio Mystery Solved' is a post on July 22nd at www.dailygalaxy.com in which radio images from the X Galaxy (how it is notated in article) show a bright pair of jets pointing from L to R and a fainter more distant line of radio emissions running in a different direction. There are in fact a class of X-shaped galaxies, so called because of the outline of their radio emissions and not by their actual shape. The explanation involves black holes and X-ray measurements and the conclusion, 'something has caused the black hole to change its spin axis'