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The role of black holes in galaxy formation and evolution.

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Virtually all massive galaxies, including our own, host central black holes ranging in mass from millions to billions of solar masses. The growth of these black holes releases vast amounts of energy that powers quasars and other weaker active galactic nuclei. A tiny fraction of this energy, if absorbed by the host galaxy, could halt star formation by heating and ejecting ambient gas. A central question in galaxy evolution is the degree to which this process has caused the decline of star form...

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10.1038/nature08135

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Nature More from this journal
Volume:
460
Issue:
7252
Pages:
213-219
Publication date:
2009-07-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:16219
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uuid:8d13caec-7ace-4b5f-822a-5b4d331b7ea3
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pubs:16219
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16219
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2012-12-19

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