The Halo of Galaxy Messier 87

The huge halo around giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 appears on this very deep image. An excess of light in the top-right part of this halo, and the motion of planetary nebulae in the galaxy, are the last remaining signs of a medium-sized galaxy that recently collided with Messier 87.

The image also reveals many other galaxies forming the Virgo Cluster, of which Messier 87 is the largest member. In particular, the two galaxies at the top right of the frame are nicknamed "the Eyes".

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Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO

[See also: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0919a/]

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Auðkenni:eso1525a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jún 25, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1907, eso1525
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Nafn:Messier 87
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Fjarlægð:50 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Virgo
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):12 30 49.27
Position (Dec):12° 23' 27.89"
Field of view:96.66 x 96.63 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° højre frá lóðréttu

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