Galaxy in the Great Attractor Field
May 19, 2005
The dark lane probably indicates that it has already cannibalized one or more of its companions. During the course of hundreds of millions of years or more, others are likely to suffer the same fate.
Topics: Norma Cluster, Great Attractor, Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Environment, Shapley Supercluster, Attractor, Ring, Virgo Supercluster, Galaxy