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Supermassive Black Holes Interesting Facts: These Giants Eat And Give Birth To New Stars

Mar 29, 2017 11:19 PM EDT


Supermassive black holes are not only a star eater. Astronomers found out that new stars are also born from the black holes.

A group of astronomers who used the high-tech European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope or ESO have discovered an important contribution of supermassive black holes in the universe. Forbes reported that the black holes does not only eat stars but also give birth to a new one.

Supermassive black holes could be found in the materials of a galaxy where destruction is its nature. The materials and energies driven by the black hole after it chewed up a star, was found out to form new stars.b

University of Cambridge Roberto Maiolino, the team leader among the astronomers who conducted the studies stated that the results they've found out are very exciting. It is because the results showed that new stars are created inside the outflows from the supermassive black holes.

However, no one has seen the condition actually happening for the situation is very difficult to observe. Eventually, it was the VLT's instruments that showed the team how radiation from the young stars eaten by supermassive black holes are causing the nearby gas clouds to glow and proceed in a particular way.

Furthermore, the new stars that formed after getting eaten by supermassive black holes appear to be hotter and brighter. Once new stars are born, these will easily catch up in the high-velocity winds that formed them.

Supermassive black holes further have other interesting facts. According to Space, black holes do not "suck" but it only allows objects to fall into it. This means that if a star passes to it, it can be torn apart.

Astronomers claim that there are 10 million to a billion stellar supermassive black holes in the Milky Way galaxy and giving birth to new stars after eating some. This might be the reason why stars in the universe stay in great numbers.

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