StarDate Online logoContact StarDate | About StarDate | Friends of McDonald | Sign up for SkyTips
Black Holes Encyclopedia
Stats

Alternate Names

IC 4625

Type

Supermassive

Location

in the constellation Ophiuchus

Distance

320 million light-years (98 megaparsecs)

Mass

870 million to 2 billion times the mass of the Sun

Size

Diameter roughly equal to the diameter of Uranus' or Neptune's orbit around the Sun

Discovery Methods

Image

NGC 6240

This image from Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows the two black-hole nuclei as white and blue blobs near the center. [NASA/CXC/S.Komossa et al.]

This document was last modified: March 6, 2013.