A stellar black hole

Combining observations done with ESO's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. The black hole blows a huge bubble of hot gas, 1000 light-years across or twice as large and tens of times more powerful than the other such microquasars. The stellar black hole belongs to a binary system as pictured in this artist’s impression.

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ESO/L. Calçada/M.Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1028a
Típus:Artwork
Közzététel napja:2010. július 7. 19.00
Related releases:eso1028
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 7793
Típus:Milky Way : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Distance:12 million light years
Category:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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