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Milky Way and black hole

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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 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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  • Duration: 00:00:18.02
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  • Format: Photo - JPEG

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  • Capture Format: QuickTime Animation
  • Codec: DV - PAL
  • Interlaced: Yes
  • Frame Size: 720 x 576

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