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microquasar GRS 1915+105
A combined optical/infrared image of the region in the sky around the microquasar GRS 1915+105. The inset shows a close-up of the Chandra image of the object, one of the brightest X-ray sources in our galaxy, a black hole about 14 times the mass of the sun that is feeding off material from a nearby companion star.
Credit: X-ray - NASA/CXC/Harvard/J.Neilsen; Optical & IR - Palomar DSS2
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