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This is new to me as well. Can you post a link to or reference for this article?
“Begin with a “primordial cloud of hydrogen and helium, suffused in a sea of ultraviolet radiation,” Bromm said. “You crunch this cloud in the gravitational field of a dark-matter halo. Normally, the cloud would be able to cool, and fragment to form stars. However, the ultraviolet photons keep the gas hot, thus suppressing any star formation. These are the desired, near-miraculous conditions: collapse without fragmentation! As the gas gets more and more compact, eventually you have the conditions for a massive black hole.”
I thought the heat generated by gravity and the particles bumping into each other or whatever is how stars collapse to start the fusion process to begin with?
I think I might just put away my textbooks and read Evans posts instead.