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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other possibilities exist, writes Long's team in the August 1, 1996, issue of the Astrophysical Journal, including a superluminous X-ray source or a miniquasar.
Both the jets and the intense gamma rays suggest that this enigmatic Milky Way resident is a burned-out "miniquasar" that may have a star-size black hole lurking at its center, the astronomers note.