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Galactic ‘Rain’ in Black Holes Regulates Star Formation

Thursday, June 9, 2016
An artist's rendering of cool gas clouds raining into a black hole located within a galaxy cluster known as Abell 2597. In a paper published in the journal Nature, astronomers detail this phenomenon, the first time researchers have detected the clouds plunging toward a black hole. Image credit: NRAO / AUI / NSF / Dana Berry / SkyWorks / ALMA / ESO / NAOJ.

For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, prepare to feast…

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MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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Supernovas, Black Holes Curb Star Formation

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
supermassive black hole

Supernovas – explosions that mark the end of a star’s life – work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories. Recent research,…

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A Star is Born: Galactic ‘Rain’ Could be Key to Star Formation

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Deep space rich in stars

Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. For example, our own Milky Way produces, on average, at least one new star every year. Others…

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