In the constellation Lupus
9 times the mass of the Sun
Diameter roughly equal to the size of a large city
An artistís concept shows an X-ray nova like 4U 1543-47. The black hole, which is at the center of the disk at right, steals gas from its larger companion. The disk periodically erupts, producing outbursts of X-rays. [ESA]
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