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Black holes shut down star formation

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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

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Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

The new study, led by research associate Francisco Müller-Sánchez, explores a galaxy called NGC 6240. While most galaxies in the universe hold only one supermassive black hole at their center, NGC 6240 contains two—and they’re circling each other in the last steps before crashing together. 

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