Black holes and stars that feed them dance in NASA video

A new video from NASA shows some of the closest black holes to Earth, along with the stars that power them.

The visualization shows 22 x-ray binaries in our two Milky Way galaxy and neighbor Large Magellanic Cloud. In each pair, the black hole is represented by a black dot in the center of an orange-red accretion disk; the star is depicted as a bluish or yellowish-white sphere scaled to match its size, according to a Statement from NASA accompanying the video.

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