M33: Stellar BH candidate M33 X-7

Credit: Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss; X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/P.Plucinsky et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/SDSU/J.Orosz et al.

Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope images have been used to investigate this bright X-ray source in M33. The object is thought to be a stellar-mass black hole candidate, with a dark object of 16 solar masses in orbit around a star of about 70 solar masses.

Chandra Image:
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SEDS M33 page:


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