In the constellation Centaurus
40,000 times the mass of the Sun
Diameter 150,000 miles (240,000 km), about two-thirds of the distance from Earth to the Moon
A Hubble Space Telescope image of the starry center of Omega Centauri. [NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)]
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