At the centre of most galaxies is a supermassive black hole, an incredibly dense area with a mass that can be billions of times that of the sun.
And now researchers have discovered that stars can form within the harsh ‘winds’ of supermassive black holes.
Researchers said their discovery could help us understand how galaxies evolve from scratch.
SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
Supermassive black holes are incredibly dense areas in the centre of galaxies with masses that can be billions of times that of the sun.
They act as intense sources of gravity which hoover up dust and gas around them.
Their intense gravitational pull is thought to be what stars in galaxies orbit around.
How they are formed is still poorly understood.