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What if there was a black hole in the middle of a nebula?

  1. Dec 18, 2015 #1
    I was wondering, if there was a black hole in the center of a nebula, then would there be a possibility that the nebula would be eaten from the inside out before any stars could be born? It'd be something interesting to observe over time.
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  3. Dec 18, 2015 #2
    Very possible, large nebulas are often home to some monster stars. Some of which live fast and die young, leaving a black hole in their wake. I'm fairly certain that I once read that there may be several black holes in the Pleiades cluster, which is located in a nebula. The black holes wouldn't eat the nebula any more than a star would though.
  4. Dec 19, 2015 #3
    Fair enough, I'll have to read up on the Pleiades Cluster, certainly sounds interesting!
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