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The Chandra X-ray data of the central Virgo cluster are re-examined to reveal a triple-ring structure around the galaxy M87, reminiscent of the spectacular triple-ring pattern of the SN1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud LMC. In the sky plane, the two apparent smaller ellipses are roughly aligned along the M87 jets; the larger ring centers at the M87 nucleus and is likely a circle roughly perpendicular to the M87 jet. Certain similarities of these two triple-ring structures might hint at similar processes that operate in these two systems with entirely different sizes and mass scales. We suspect that a major merging event of two galaxies with nuclear supermassive black holes SMBHs might create such a triple-ring structure and drove acoustic and internal gravity waves far and near. The M87 jets are perhaps powered by a spinning SMBH resulting from this catastrophic merging event.



Author: Hua Feng; Shuang-Nan Zhang; Yu-Qing Lou; Ti-Pei Li

Source: https://archive.org/







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