The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole burps ‘mini-jets,’ scientists find

 The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy periodically “burps” a “mini-jet” out into space. 

The Milky Way‘s supermassive black hole, known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), is over 4 million times more massive than our sun. Its strong gravitational pull draws nearby stars and gas clouds into its accretion disk. Some of this infalling material is then superheated and expelled from the black hole as narrow beams, also known as jets.