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Star formation may be halted by cold ionised hydrogen

July 13, 2019 - General

For the first time ionized hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the center of our Galaxy. The findings originate from a cloud that is both very cold (around -230 degrees Celsius) and also ionized, something that has never been detected before. This discovery may help to explain why stars don’t form as quickly as they theoretically could.

A composite image showing our Galaxy, the Milky Way, rising above the…

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Source: archeo

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