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Scientists Ferret Out Black Hole That Is Fuelling Star Formation

black hole that is fueling star formation

It seems scientists are inching nearer to the complete exploration of ‘black hole enigma,’ which has been overwhelming astronomers since centuries. In a remarkable breakthrough, an international team of scientists has detected a black hole that is fueling star formation – a detection that can pave multiple new paths for solving black hole inscrutability.

A group of scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States (US) and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (UK) has mutually discovered an inexplicable, star-making and the cold-gas-producing black hole in the galaxy. The black hole is recycling the hot gasses into raw fuel which is responsible for star formation. The researchers also detected the black hole to emit incredibly powerful radio jets that are invigorating the invention of cold gas in the galaxy’s comprehensive corona of hot gas. This recycling process is supplying of cold gas which eventually could stimulate the birth of new stars shortly.

According to the study published in the Astrophysical Journal, the intense radio jets emitted by the black hole – which is usually conscientious for suppressing the formation of new star in the galaxy – are fuelling the creation of cold gas in the hot gas halo of the galaxy, resulting in the potentiality of new star formation in the near future. The researchers found the gas emission to range up to 10-million-degree and to blast out from the black hole, located at the core of the galaxy and blowing out hefty bubbles into the nearby plasma.

However, scientists also expect this gas to be food stuff for the black hole itself. As highlighted by the study paper, the hot radio jets and bubbles stemming from the core of the Phoenix cluster may have the conflicting upshot of turning out cold gas that sequentially streams back onto the galaxy, causing the simulation of further starbursts.

To recall, Phoenix cluster, where the black hole is ferreted out, is a supermassive accretion of nearly 1,000 galaxies, positioned some 5.7 billion light years from Earth.

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Dave Mustaine

Dave, one of the associate writers at Science Examiner, has been taking care of all the space-related coverage. He loves to write about the latest happenings in space, and before joining Science Examiner, Dave was a part of the editorial board of a local magazine.

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