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Caption: Animation showing the rapid motion of the black hole GRP J1655-40 around our Milky Way galaxy. The black-hole system GRO J1655-40 is streaking through space at a rate of 400,000 kilometres per hour, four times faster than the average velocity of the stars in its galactic neighbourhood. The yellow star is our Sun.

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Milky Way and black hole

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