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In the very distant past, 13.1 billion years ago, a supermassive black hole, they’re called SMBHs for short, spewed a humongous amount of galactic wind.
It’s a gigantic flow of gas that blew away the material that forms stars, also called ISM or interstellar medium, the stuff between stars.
The Universe is about 13.8 billion years old, so this happened really close to the Big Bang, when the Universe was only 700 million years old.
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