microquasar


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microquasar

[¦mī·krō ′kwā‚zär]
(astronomy)
An object in the Milky Way Galaxy that contains a black hole or neutron star and emits jets of material that exhibit superluminal motion and resemble those emitted from quasars.
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Ee "MQ1 is classed as a microquasar -- a black hole surrounded by a bubble of hot gas, which is heated by two jets just outside the black hole, powerfully shooting out energy in opposite directions, acting like cosmic sandblasters pushing out on the surrounding gas," Dr Soria said.
MQ1 is classed as a microquasar -a black hole surrounded by a bubble of hot gas, which is heated by two jets just outside the black hole, powerfully shooting out energy in opposite directions, acting like cosmic sandblasters pushing out on the surrounding gas", Soria said.
I have also tried to view another microquasar in our galaxy: V1487 Aquilae, or GRS 1915+105, located 5 [degrees] farther north.
Revving up particles Newly recorded gamma rays from a microquasar may reveal how the black holes or neutron stars that power such cosmic beasts can accelerate particles to enormous energies (SN: 12/19/09, p.
This system of a black hole and its feeder star shines brightly in both radio waves and X-rays and is known collectively as the SS433 microquasar.
Two teams have now made the first definitive detection of high-energy gamma rays from this system, a microquasar known as Cygnus X-3.
This object, also known as a microquasar, blows a huge bubble of hot gas, 1000 light-years across, twice as large and tens of times more powerful than other known microquasars.
One, the electrons could come from a nearby astrophysical object, such as a pulsar or microquasar, that propelled the electrons to high energies.
Washington, November 27 (ANI): NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has made the first unambiguous detection of high-energy gamma-rays from an enigmatic microquasar.
Possibilities include a pulsar, which is the highly magnetic, rotating remnant of a collapsed star, or a microquasar, the luminous, energetic collection of material orbiting a small black hole.
GRS 1915+105 is called a microquasar because its stream of X rays and blasts of radio-emitting gas resemble a scaled-down version of the action of quasars in faraway galaxies.
The movie, the best ever made of a microquasar, reveals daily changes in the jets.