How galaxies die: New insights into the quenching of star formation

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Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies. Although many theories have been proposed to explain this process, known as ”quenching,” there is still no consensus on a satisfactory model. Now, an international team of scientists has proposed a new model that successfully explains a wide range of observations about galaxy structure, supermassive black holes, and the quenching of star formation.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200716101607.htm">Science Daily</a>

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