Optical image of elliptical galaxy M86

Optical image of elliptical galaxy M86

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Credit: NOAO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Optical photograph of M86 (NGC 4406), an elliptical galaxy (type E3) in the constellation of Virgo. M86 is one of the brightest members of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, which lies around 50 million light years away and contains over a thousand galaxies.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, elliptical, elliptical galaxy, galactic, galaxy, galaxy member, m86, ngc 4406, science, virgo galaxy

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