The Wild West of Star Formation



Tonight we saddle up to explore the extreme center of our Milky Way galaxy – one of the wildest sections of the outer-space frontier. Our Galactic center is a chaotic region containing dense gas, stars, and the biggest bully around these parts: a supermassive black hole. The normal rules for star formation don't apply here, and understanding why will help us to understand star formation throughout the rest of our wild universe. Speaker: Cara Battersby. Animations credit: ESO. Used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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