Close-up of the black-hole system GRO J1655-40 (ground-based image)

In this one-degree view the black-hole system GRO J1655-40 is marked with a red circle. An arrow indicates the motion of the black hole over the next 100 000 years.

Credit:

European Space Agency, NASA & Digitized Sky Survey

About the Image

Id:heic0211g
Type:Collage
Release date:18 November 2002, 15:00
Related releases:heic0211
Size:1033 x 826 px

About the Object

Name:GRO J1655-40
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:5500 light years
Category:Quasars and Black Holes
Stars

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