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Supermassive black hole is driving star formation in nearby galaxy

Supermassive black holes can slow down star formation in galaxies. But they can also be the cause of creating new stars. Such a case is in the center of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10. There is a jet of gas originating in the center of the galaxy that is putting a pressure on nearby molecular clouds, which in turn leads to birth of new stars along the way.

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Galaxy Henize 2-10

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