A black hole with a disc of material surrounding it consumes and stretches the words of the title above it.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Published: September 28, 2021

Cygnus X-1 Presents:

It’s Dinner Time and You’re The Meal!

Lurking in our galaxy, approximately 6,000 light-years from Earth, is a monster named CygnusX-1. This black hole, which has about 14.8 times the mass of our Sun, will stretch and squeeze anything it captures in its immense gravity. Cygnus X-1 is waiting, snacking on its neighboring star. Don’t get too close, or you’ll become its next meal!

Observed by NASA’s NuSTAR and Chandra X-Ray Telescopes

You can download this poster in multiple sizes and formats at NASA’s exoplanets website here and learn more about the Galaxy of Horrors poster series here.

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