Dense Molecular Clouds in the Center of Milky Way are Unable to Form Stars

Dense Molecular Clouds in the Center of Milky Way are Unable to Form Stars

13 September, 2021

New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) allowed astronomers to map in exquisite detail the ring of dense molecular gas rotating around the supermassive black hole in Sgr A* at the center of our galaxy. In that ring, also known as a circumnuclear disk, they found thousands of dense gas clumps but, surprisingly, no...

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