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<p>The black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A, ejects more than 99% of material for the 1% it captures. This has to do with temperature and angular momentum of gas in its surroundings.</p>

The black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A, ejects more than 99% of material for the 1% it captures. This has to do with temperature and angular momentum of gas in its surroundings.

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Why our galaxy’s black hole is a picky eater

Black hole at center of Milky Way ejects more than 99% of material for the 1% it captures

You might think of black holes as indiscriminate eaters, hungrily gobbling up everything in their vicinity. But the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A, is not exactly like this, new research suggests.