Black hole seen forming new stars

A nearby black hole is influencing the creation of stars, possibly triggering their birth
03 February 2022
Presented by Robert Spencer
Production by Robert Spencer.


Black holes are known for their awesome destructive powers, ripping stars apart piece by piece.  But now, scientists have seen evidence of a black hole helping to form stars.  Using the Hubble Telescope, researchers at Montana State University have seen a massive black hole at the centre of a small galaxy called Henize 2-10 triggering star formation around it.   Robert Spencer spoke to Zachary Schutte to find out more…


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