Three supermassive black holes are ready to collide.
These three monsters stand close to each other in a merging galaxy system that is about a billion light-years from Earth, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal.  "Then we were only looking for pairs of black holes, and yet, through our selection technique, we came across this incredible system," said Ryan Pfeifle of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, the first author of the new study, in a statement. "This is the strongest evidence found so far of such a triple system for the active feeding of supermassive black holes."
Researchers had to combine data from telescopes on earth and in space to determine this rare black hole trifecta, according to NASA.
THE DEATHING OCTOPUS OF THE FRAUDINE COLOR COLORS revealed in a new movie
GET THE FOX NEWS APP and dust that would block much of their light.
"Using these major observatories, we have identified a new way of identifying triple supermassive black holes. Each telescope gives us a different idea of what's going on in these systems, "Pfeifle said." We hope to expand our work to find more threes using the same technique. "
If you follow: The system where the black holes are located , is known as SDSS J084905.51 + 111447.2.