Black Hole are best known for shredding stars, devouring light and acting like massive garbage disposals in space. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that these energetic celestial objects have a nurturing side.
Hubble’s observation of a dwarf starburst galaxy, called Henize 2-10, revealed a gaseous umbilical cord stretching from a Black Hole at the center of the galaxy to a stellar nursery where stars are born. A dwarf starburst galaxy is a small galaxy with an intense amount of star formation.
Amy Reines, an assistant professor in the department of physics at Montana State University and the study author said that from the beginning they knew something unusual and special was happening in Henize 2-10, and now Hubble has provided a very clear picture of the connection between the black and a neighboring star forming region located 230 light-years from the Black Hole.
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