Release 459 of 1,145

Hubble's Sweeping View of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies

Release date: Jun 10, 2008 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the magnificent starry population of the Coma Cluster of galaxies, one of the densest known galaxy collections in the universe. The Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys viewed a large portion of the cluster, spanning several million light-years across. The entire cluster contains thousands of galaxies in a spherical shape more than 20 million light-years in diameter.