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XTE J1650-500

XTE J1650-500 is a binary system, with one component being the smallest black hole to be discovered so far (April 2008).

Constellation: Ara
Distance: 15 000 light-years
Orbit period: 0.32 days

The star

Mass: 2.73 * Sun
 

The black hole

Mass: 3.8 * Sun
Diameter: 24 km

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04/05/2006

    XTE J1650-500
Graphic: NASA/CXC/A. Hobar

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