June 10, 2008

Hubble Focuses on Coma Cluster of Galaxies

The Coma Cluster of galaxies is one of the densest collections of galaxies in the universe. The Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys viewed a large portion of the cluster, spanning several million light-years across. This cluster contains thousands of galaxies and lies near the Milky Way’s north pole, about 300 million light-years away from Earth. The movie begins with a ground-based image from Akira Fujii, transitions to imaging from the Digitized Sky Survey, and ends with a closer look provided in Hubble’s mosaic of the Coma Cluster. Credit: NASA/ESA

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