Active Supermassive Black Holes May Have Quashed Life's Emergence

October 1, 2018
Red Image showing stars
This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy.CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH

"Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) --- powered by supermassive black holes at the centers of most young galaxies --- may have put the quash on life’s evolution, says one new study."

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