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Jan 20, 2022

New study reveals the gentler side of black holes

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This tiny galaxy has a huge black hole at its center that’s churning out stars.


Scientists observed a black hole birthing new stars in a dwarf galaxy for the first time, providing evidence as to how these all-consuming objects can create stellar nurseries. The observations also reveal how ancient black holes may have formed shortly after the Big Bang.

The findings are detailed in a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

HERE’S THE BACKGROUND — Black holes are compact, dense concentrations of matter in space, a region with such a strong gravitational pull that not even light can escape.

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