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Microquasar SS 433

A microquasar (such as SS 433 in Aquila), as its name suggests, is a little like a miniature quasar. They are x-ray binary stars in which a normal star is being 'eaten' by a black hole or, sometimes, a neutron star. A disc of matter surrounds the black hole or neutron star, and jets of high-speed particles are blasted out of the centre of this disc by processes that are not that clearly understood.

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Name: Microquasar SS 433

Category: Stars & Nebulae

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2004

Client: Personal

Tags: accretion accretion disc binary binary star jets microquasar star x-ray binary