THE BLACK HOLE CANDIDATE LMC X-3:

LMC X-3 is a powerful source of X-rays located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The X-ray source is associated with a binary system with an orbital period of 1.7 days. The visible component is a main sequence B3 star whose shape has been severely distorted by the gravitational field of its companion. Although not unambigious, the mass of the compact object is estimated to be at least 3 solar masses and more likely is considerably higher, making this one of the best black hole candidates.

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