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

A microquasar is like a small quasar: a smaller black hole (e.g., a stellar remnant) accreting matter from a companion star with a accretion disk and jets, all analogous to those of a quasar, but not necessarily scaled down proportionally. A number are known, an object found in 1979 being the earliest discovery so-classified.

(stars,black holes,object type,jets)
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Referenced by pages:
GRO J1655-40
GRS 1915+105
SS 433
stellar-mass black hole
X-ray source