Black hole depiction

A supermassive black hole is depicted in this artist’s concept from NASA.

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Montana State University researchers have revealed a new side to black holes, one that challenges the idea of them as only destructive forces.

In a study published in the Nature journal earlier this year, graduate student Zachary Schutte and physics professor Amy Reines described a black hole in a dwarf galaxy 30 million light years away that is creating clusters of stars.

Schutte was the lead author of the study.

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