Observations with the VLT suggest that black holes don’t only devour cosmic dust

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A study, in which the IAC is collaborating, obtains the most detailed observation yet of a black hole at the centre of a supermassive galaxy.

The results suggest that, apart from ravenously engulfing the cosmic dust in its surroundings, the black hole also expels some of the dust from the galaxy in the form of cold winds.

The study, which has been published in The Astrophysical Journal, poses a challenge to present theories concerning black holes.

Further information: IAC Spanish press release

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