Artist’s impression of stars born in winds from supermassive black holes

Artist’s impression of a galaxy forming stars within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at its core. Results from ESO’s Very Large Telescope are the first confirmed observations of stars forming in this kind of extreme environment. The discovery has many consequences for understanding galaxy properties and evolution.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1710a
Type:Artwork
Release date:27 March 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1710
Size:5292 x 3240 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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