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The Hubble telescope captures a black hole that forms stars instead of absorbing them


Astronomers who control the Hubble Space Telescope have located a black hole at the center of a dwarf galaxy that instead of absorbing stars, creates them. This discovery contradicts the usual idea of ​​black holes as destroyers of matter. 


Henize 2-10 | Image credit: NASA, ESA, Zachary Schutte (XGI), Amy Reines (XGI); Image processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI).

 

The way these stars are created is unusual and differs from what is observed in larger galaxies. According to the researchers, gas can be seen swirling around the black hole dubbed Henize 2-10, and then colliding with a dense core of gas within the galaxy.


“Hubble's spectroscopy shows that the outflow was moving at a million miles per hour, hitting the dense gas like a garden hose hitting a mound of dirt. Clusters of newborn stars dot the path of the outflow propagation,” explains NASA .


Next, a video in which you can observe this curious phenomenon:



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