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A supermassive black hole residing in the hub of the nearby galaxy called NGC 4438. Known as a peculiar galaxy because of its unusual shape, NGC 4438 is in the Virgo Cluster, 50 million light-years from Earth.
Lying at the center of galaxy M87, a giant black hole has swallowed up matter equal to 2 billion times our Sun's mass. M87 is 50 million light-years from Earth.
The black hole-powered core of a nearby active galaxy 13 million light-years away in the southern constellation Circinus.
GRO J1655-40 (in blue) is the second so-called 'microquasar' discovered in our Galaxy. Microquasars are black holes of about the same mass as a star.