May 2009 - The Coma Galaxy Cluster

Calendar May 2009

The Coma Cluster of galaxies is more than 20 million light-years in diameter and contains thousands of members. Most of the galaxies in the central portion of the Cluster are of the elliptical type. These featureless "fuzz-balls" are pale gold in colour and contain huge numbers of old stars.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: D. Carter (Liverpool John Moores University) and the Coma HST ACS Treasury Team

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