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Galaxy formation

When the wind blows

Astronomical observations of a luminous galaxy that has a central, mass-accreting supermassive black hole reveal how such entities launch and propel gas through galaxies at high speeds. See Letter p.436

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Figure 1: A nearby quasar driving a molecular wind.

NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STSCI/AURA) — ESA/Hubble Collaboration & A. Evans (Univ. Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook Univ.)

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Geach, J. When the wind blows. Nature 519, 423–424 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/519423a

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