Universe  ID: 11110

X-ray Nova Flaring Black Hole animation

An X-ray nova is a short-lived X-ray source that appears suddenly, reaches its emission peak in a few days and then fades out over a period of months. The outburst arises when a torrent of stored gas suddenly rushes toward one of the most compact objects known, either a neutron star or a black hole.

 

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Credits

Michael Lentz (USRA): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Francis Reddy (Syneren Technologies): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab

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Astrophysics Animations

Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-103 -- Flaring Black Hole

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Milky Way
SVS >> X-ray
SVS >> Black Hole
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Binary Star
SVS >> Star
NASA Science >> Universe