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Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth
Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth

When scientists first theorized about black holes, the idea was relatively simple: Their gravitational pull is so strong, nothing can escape them — not even light. But over the past decade, astrophysicists have wondered whether the full picture isn't more complicated. They found an apparent and peculiar relationship between the mass of a black hole and the size of the galaxy that surrounds it, possibly suggesting that one had an influence on the other. Recent observations of a black hole 2 billion light years from Earth show that something is actually flowing out of the darkness — a sort of wind that blows out as the black hole sucks in matter. A study authored by...

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