In the constellation Virgo
Roughly 1 billion times the mass of the Sun
Diameter roughly equal to the size of our solar system
An X-ray image from the space-based Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows a high-speed jet of charged particles squirting away from 3c273. [NASA/CXC/SAO/H.Marshall et al.]
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