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Galaxy formation

Caught in the act?

Nature volume 430, pages 979980 (26 August 2004) | Download Citation

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Which came first, the stars and gas that make up a galaxy, or the giant black hole at its centre? Observations of a distant galaxy, caught as it forms, could help solve this chicken-and-egg problem.

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  1. Zoltán Haiman is in the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA. e-mail: zoltan@astro.columbia.edu

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