Energy storm in ‘boring’ galaxy sheds light on supermassive black holes

February 19, 2015 5:36 PM

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Energy storm in ‘boring’ galaxy sheds light on supermassive black holes

When most people think of supermassive black holes, they think of large, destructive forces sucking up anything unlucky enough to get in its field of gravity. However, researchers are now discovering that they may have a hand in a galaxy’s formation as well.

“Theoretical understanding is that black holes have a huge influence in making galaxies the way we see them around us,” Chris Harrison, from The Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy at Durham University in the U.K., told FoxNews.com. “Previous observations that have seen this occurring have been on ga...

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