in the constellation Aquarius
16 times the mass of the Sun
Diameter roughly 60 miles (96 km)
A radio image shows the jets from SS433 forming a corkscrew pattern. The accretion disk around the black hole wobbles a bit, like a child's spinning top, so its jets squirt into space like a stream of water from a rotating sprinkler head, forming the corkscrew. 
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