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Supermassive black holes control star formation in large galaxies
January 1, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Young galaxies blaze with bright new stars forming at a rapid rate, but star formation eventually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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