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NGC 4660 in the Virgo cluster of galaxies

NGC 4660 in the Virgo cluster of galaxies

Date: 05 August 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 4660
Copyright: ESA, NASA and E. Peng (Peking University, Beijing)

Virgo cluster galaxy NGC 4660, an elliptical galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth.

Hubble's "eye" is so sharp that it was able to pick out the fuzzy globular clusters, which, at that distance, look like individual stars bunched up around the galaxies, instead of groupings of stars.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Jun-2024 22:51 UT

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