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Galaxy survives black hole’s feast—for now – Phys.org

Black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material that they put an end to the life of their host galaxy. In that process they create a highly energetic…

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Black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material that they put an end to the life of their host galaxy. In that process they create a highly energetic object called a quasar which was previously thought to halt star birth. Now researchers have found a galaxy that is surviving the ravenous forces of a quasar by continuing to birth new stars about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.
The discovery made by the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) can explain how massive…

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