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Microquasar

(stellar-sized black hole with quasar-like activity)

A Microquasar is like a small Quasar (QSO): a smaller Black Hole (BH), e.g., a Stellar Remnant, accreting matter from a companion star in a Accretion Disk and with Jets analogous to those of a quasar. An object found in 1979 is the earliest discovery to be so-classified.

It has quasar-like characteristics but not necessarily scaled down proportionally.


(stars,black holes,object type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microquasar

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