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NGC 4697 Animations
NGC 4697 Animation
NGC 4697 Animation
The optical image of NGC 4697 dissolves into the corresponding Chandra X-ray image. NGC 4697 is about 40 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo.
[Run time = 0:30 sec]
Animation: CXC/A.Hobart
X-ray: NASA/CXC/UVa/C.Sarazin et al.
Optical: Digital Sky Survey

X-ray Image Dissolve to Black Hole Animation
X-ray Image Dissolve to Black Hole Animation
This sequence zooms to one of the point-like sources in NGC 4697 and then dissolves to an artist’s animation of gas falling toward a black hole or an X-ray binary system, in which a neutron star or black hole is pulling gas off a normal companion star.
[Run time = 0:20 sec]
Animation: CXC/A.Hobart

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