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What happens to dark matter in the gravity field of a black hole?

J.C. Chauveau, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, France
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This artist's impression of a supermassive black hole highlights the accretion disk of gas and stars swirling around the black hole, and the jets of material ejected along the poles.
A. Kamajian/NASA

Most of the time dark matter particles simply orbit around the black hole rather than falling in.

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