Planetary Nebulae in and around Messier 87

Location of the planetary nebulae in the outskirts of the giant galaxy Messier 87 and in the intergalactic space around the centre of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. By measuring the motions of these objects very precisely, using the highly efficient FLAMES spectrograph on the ESO Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory (Chile), astronomers have probed the edge of Messier 87 for the first time, and found it to be about three times as large as our own Milky Way.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

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Id:eso0919b
Tipo:Montagem
Data de divulgação:20 de Maio de 2009
Notícias relacionadas:eso0919
Tamanho:1752 x 1520 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Messier 87, Virgo Cluster
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Distância:60 milhão anos-luz
Categoria:Nebulae

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