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November 18, 2002 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2002-30

Fast-Flying Black Hole Yields Clues to Supernova Origin

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About the Object
Object Name: GRO J1655-40
Object Description: Black Hole X-ray Binary
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 54m 00.14s
Dec. -39° 50' 44.9"
Constellation: Scorpius
Distance: 3,200 - 9,600 light-years (1000 - 3000 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): April 1995, June 2001
Exposure Time: 33 minutes
Principal Astronomers: I.F. Mirabel (CEA & IAFE/CONICET), R. Mignani (ESO), I. Rodriguez (CEA), J.A. Combi (Argentine Institute for Radio Astronomy), L.F. Rodriguez (UNAM), F. Guglielmetti (MPE)
About this Release
Release Date: November 18, 2002
Filters: F675W (R)
Release Credit: ESA, NASA and F. Mirabel (French Atomic Energy Commission and Institute for Astronomy and Space Physics/Conicet of Argentina)