Black hole orbit in the Milky Way (Sun in yellow)

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This animation (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.

Credit:

European Space Agency, NASA and Felix Mirabel (the French Atomic Energy Commission & the Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics/Conicet of Argentina)

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Id:heic0211a
Release date:18 November 2002, 15:00
Related releases:heic0211
Duration:18s

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