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Supermassive Black Holes Can Abort Star Formation

April 16th, 2010 04:46 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

cremeglace writes “Astrophysicists have found that when a supermassive black hole quickly devours gas and dust, it can generate enough radiation to abort all the embryonic stars in the surrounding galaxy. It’s not clear what this means for life’s ability to take hold in such a bleak environment, but the research shows that the process might have determined the fates of many of the large galaxies in the universe.”

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