January 26, 2005
A giant elliptical galaxy (E0) in the Virgo Cluster, M87 is a strong radio source (3C274, Virgo A). Over 500 globular clusters have been detected in visible light and many are visible here (looking like fuzzy stars near the galaxy). KPNO 4-meter Mayall telescope, 1975.
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