Today we will be discussing an exciting discovery – the first observations of an entirely new spectral class of stellar objects!
In this paper, the author proposes that the departure from this simple scaling with mass arises because of a simple fact: the natal molecular cloud must first fragment into clumps, which must in turn fragment into stars.
While there are many examples of AGN pairs with relatively large separations, there are (including the object discussed in this paper) currently only six known closely separated pairs. Unless there are many more undiscovered closely separated AGN pairs, something must be seriously wrong with our theoretical understanding of galaxy mergers and black hole growth.
This new finding challenges existing theories of structure formation in the early universe and provides insight into the nature of intergalactic space early in the epoch of galaxy formation.