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Supermassive black holes control star formation in large galaxies


January 1, 2018

Young galaxies blaze with bright new stars forming at a rapid rate, but star formation eventually shuts down as a galaxy evolves. A new study, published Jan. 1, 2018, in Nature, shows that the mass of the black hole in the center of a galaxy determines how soon this "quenching" of star formation occurs. Full Story

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