First black holes may have incubated in giant, starlike cocoons, says CU-Boulder study

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 14:35 in Astronomy & Space

The first large black holes in the universe likely formed and grew deep inside gigantic, starlike cocoons that smothered their powerful x-ray radiation and prevented surrounding gases from being blown away, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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