National Research Council Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Image Gallery

Warning Information found on this page has been archived and is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Please visit NRC's new site for the most recent information.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Return to Gallery
yellow line

Astronomy Images

Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

This image features a portion of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies about 70 million light years away. This cluster contains more than 2000 galaxies, including giant ellipticals, spirals — some like our Milky Way — and irregulars lacking any obvious organizational structure.

yellow line

Courtesy of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum