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.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada/M.Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1028a
Type:Artwork
Release date:7 July 2010, 19:00
Related releases:eso1028
Size:4000 x 3000 px

About the Object

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

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