in the constellation Aquila
14 times the mass of the Sun
Diameter roughly 50 miles (85 km) equal to the size of a large city
An artist's concept shows a strong 'wind' blowing from the outer part of the accretion disk, as well as the stream of hot gas falling onto the disk from the companion star. [NASA/CXC/M.Weiss]
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