Science in a Minute 100419 Cosmic Web Filaments Grow Stars and Black Holes

October 04, 2019 02:55 PM
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Science in a Minute 100419 Cosmic Web Filaments Grow Stars and Black Holes
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A team of astronomers have released a new study that led the discovery of cosmic web filaments (long thin streams of ionized gas) connecting to galaxies in a large and distant proto-cluster.  The researchers found that these streams of gas, that interconnect with objects throughout the universe, also spawn intense formations of stars and feed supermassive black holes.