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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.

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Courtesy of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum