Comparison of several stellar black holes in our galaxy

This artist’s impression compares side-by-side three stellar black holes in our galaxy: Gaia BH1, Cygnus X-1 and Gaia BH3, whose masses are 10, 21 and 33 times that of the Sun respectively. Gaia BH3 is the most massive stellar black hole found to date in the Milky Way. The radii of the black holes are directly proportional to their masses, but note that the black holes themselves have not been directly imaged.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

O filmie

Data publikacji:16 kwietnia 2024 09:00
Powiązane komunikaty:eso2408
Czas trwania:15 s
Frame rate:25 fps

O obiekcie

Nazwa:Gaia BH3
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Kategoria:Quasars and Black Holes

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