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NASA astronomers have clocked the fastest wind ever discovered blowing off the stellar-mass black hole, IGR J17091-3624.
The wind was discovered by NASA Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (Chandra). Chandra has been orbiting the Earth since it was deployed by the Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999. The Observatory is designed to observe X-rays from high energy regions of the universe.
This artist's impression shows a binary system containing a stellar-mass black hole called IGR J17091-3624, or IGR J17091 for short. The strong gravity of the black hole, on the left, is pulling gas away from a companion star on the right. This gas forms a disk of hot gas around the black hole, and the wind is driven off this disk.
Originally posted by LeLeu
So there is wind in the vacuum of space, wow
So the fluttering US flag on that Apollo mission was'nt fake then