Star formation burst in the Milky Way 2-3 billion years ago

A team led by researchers of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the Besançon Astronomical Observatory have found, analysing data from the Gaia satellite, that a severe star formation burst occurred in the Milky Way about to and three thousand million years ago. In this process, more than … Read more Star formation burst in the Milky Way 2-3 billion years ago

Forecasting The Hunt For The First Supermassive Black Holes

It is believed that the formation and growth of most galaxies across the history of the universe have been fueled by black holes nested in their very centre. These have been growing together with their host galaxy as they collect matter up to attain millions of solar masses. Chasing the early stages of these extreme … Read more Forecasting The Hunt For The First Supermassive Black Holes