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Messier 60
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Messier 60

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image, covering 7.0´ × 7.0´ on the sky, of the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 60 (M60), aka NGC 4649, Arp 116, VV 206. This galaxy is a member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. Like its fellow Virgo member, the giant elliptical M87, M60 shows (very weak) jets and radio lobes, indicative of an active nucleus and the possible presence of a central supermassive black hole of about 1 billion solar masses. 2001 Jan 31-Feb 6