Universe  ID: 4997

Black Holes and Their Companions Close Up

These visualizations show 22 X-ray binaries in our Milky Way galaxy and its nearest neighbor, the Large Magellanic Cloud, that host confirmed stellar-mass black holes.

The movies form the basis of NASA’s Black Hole Orrery. Please refer to that page for additional details.

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Visualization Credits

Andrew J Christensen (SSAI): Lead Visualizer
Mark SubbaRao (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Jeremy Schnittman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Scott Wiessinger (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Producer
Francis Reddy (University of Maryland College Park): Writer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Technical Support
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