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Chandra Zoom: NGC 7793

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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. Material falling onto the black hole is blowing outward via two powerful jets that plow into the surrounding gas and heat it. The nebula is being illuminated by the output from these jets.

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