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Artist’s impression of a binary system
- Title Artist’s impression of a binary system
- Released 16/05/2007 1:00 pm
- Copyright NASA / Honeywell Max-Q Digital Group / Dana Berry
This artist’s impression depicts a binary system akin to Cygnus X-1. It consists of a blue supergiant star (right) and a black hole.
The black hole is surrounded by a gaseous accretion disk that is fed by the star. Some black holes emit jets along the polar axis, as shown here.
- Id 223450