Virgo Cluster

dcterms modified equal to or less than 2020-11-19T16:56:25.702Zequal to or more than 2020-11-19T16:56:25.702Z
broader original
1772 original
definition The largest and nearest galaxy cluster to the Local Group. The Virgo cluster spans 120 square degrees on the sky and contains on the order of 2,000 galaxies. It is located at a distance of about 60 million light-years. It is an irregular cluster with no central concentration. The giant elliptical galaxy M87 is the most massive in the cluster.
Resource original
Concept original
contributor AAS_Frey.Katie original