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Fraser
2005-Sep-11, 04:34 AM
SUMMARY: Black holes destroy, but they can also help create new stars according to research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope and various Earth-based observatories to see how intense jets of radiation ejected by a black hole interact with their surroundings. When the jets collide with regions of dense gas, they force them to collapse, creating regions of intense star formation. This process could be a key stage in the evolution of early galaxies, which have plenty of dense gas, but need a kick to get star formation going.

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