Naked Science — Black hole seen forming new stars

Black holes are known for their awesome destructive powers, ripping stars apart piece by piece. But now, scientists have seen evidence of a black hole helping to form stars. Using the Hubble Telescope, researchers at Montana State University have seen a massive black hole at the centre of a small galaxy called Henize 2-10 triggering star formation around it.

Producer Robert Spencer
Presenter Robert Spencer
Guest Zachary Schutte
Lead-in Otis Kingsman
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There is an accompanying article that I wrote about the topic here.

This was part of my work with the Naked Scientists in early 2022. The Naked Scientists are a science podcast and radio show based out of Cambridge.