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Black hole hurtling across the plane of the Milky Way

Black hole hurtling across the plane of the Milky Way


Depicts: Black-hole system GRO J1655-40, Milky Way
Copyright: European Space Agency, NASA and Felix Mirabel (the French Atomic Energy Commission & the Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics/Conicet of Argentina)

Artist's impression shows an oblique view of our Milky Way galaxy. The black-hole system GRO J1655-40 is streaking through space at a rate of 400 000 kilometres per hour - 4 times faster than the average velocity of the stars in the galactic neighbourhood. The yellow star is our Sun.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Oct-2021 00:42 UT

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