Scientists have found a cluster of supermassive black holes in the distant universe, all spinning out radio jets in the same direction. It’s the first time astronomers have identified an alignment of such dramatic proportion. The succession of galactic jets are distantly spaced, occupying a significant expanse of outer space.

Because these aligned jets are born of galaxies and black holes too far apart to significantly influence each other, their coordination is likely the result of the evolution of the primordial universe. A team of South African researchers hypothesize that the transition from a smaller primordial universe to the large-scale structure of today’s universe produced a consistent spin rate. Inspired by mass fluctuations during this early transition, the spin rate directed these early galactic radio jets in the same direction. FULL REPORT