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Black hole and companion star

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NASA / FELIX MIRABEL (CEA AND THE INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS / CONICET OF ARGENTINA) / LARS LINDBERG CHRISTENSEN / ESA / HUBBLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / FELIX MIRABEL (CEA AND THE INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND SPACE PHYSICS / CONICET OF ARGENTINA) / LARS LINDBERG CHRISTENSEN / ESA / HUBBLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Animation of a black hole pulling material from its companion star, a system called a microquasar. Accretion of stellar material around the black hole powers two high-energy polar jets erupting from the black hole. This animation shows the black hole GRO J1655-40.

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  • Duration: 00:00:18.02
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  • Codec: DV - PAL
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  • Frame Size: 720 x 576

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