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This image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the center of our Galaxy, with a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short) in the center. Using intermittent observations over several years, Chandra has detected X-ray flares about once a day from Sgr A*. (NASA image)

Why is our black hole such a picky eater?

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By Ron Cowen

ScienceNOW

A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way's center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our galaxy.

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