Sunday, September 01, 2013

Milky Way's giant black hole is a messy eater

I wrote a post earlier that Milky Way's giant black hole is very hungry and his diet consists of stars. Now a new reports shows that it is not a good eater.

"The colossal black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy is a messy eater. Of all the gas that falls toward the black hole, 99 percent gets spewed back out into space, new observations show, making the black hole akin to a toddler whose food ends up mostly on the floor, rather than his mouth."

X-ray: NASA / UMass / Q.D. Wang et al.; IR: NASA / STScI
A composite image of the region around Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*),
the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
X-ray emission from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is shown in blue,
 and infrared emission from the Hubble Space Telescope is shown in purple and yellow.

Read more on NBC News.

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