Astrophysics (index)


(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)