Le Char de la Mort (detail), Théophile Schuler, 1848.
Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (Il Cavalier Perugino), The Holy Family with Saints Agnes and Catherine of Alexandria, 1643
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The Science Report
by Stuart Gary
Galactic red light stops star birth
I’ve just written a story for ABC Science about a new study that concludes that a galaxy’s ability to make new generations of stars is directly related to the size of its central bulge.
The findings point to super massive black holes as the dominant influence in galactic and stellar evolution across the universe.
The galactic bulge is the central part of a galaxy containing dense populations of stars.
Above a given bulge mass, galaxies have no new young stars and the mass of stars in the bulge correlates very tightly with the size of the super massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy.
If you missed my radio report on the story and want to find out more, check out the online version at: