NGC 7793

Combined data from Chandra (red, green, and blue) as well as optical light (light blue) and hydrogen emission (gold) reveals a “microquasar” in the galaxy NGC 7793. This system contains a stellar-mass black hole that is being fed by a companion star, shown in X-rays in the upper inset. Material falling onto the black hole is blowing outward via two powerful jets that plow into the surrounding gas and heat it. The lower inset shows the nebula that is being illuminated by the output from these jets.

More at:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/ngc7793/

-M.Watzke, CXC


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Black Hole Blows Big Bubble

Great images. I also like images for 30 Doradus, also called the Tarantula Nebula. You posted them on 12/15/2008.


beautiful

Those pictures are beautiful!I am always amazed by the wonders of outer space.


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