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June 10, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-24

Hubble's Sweeping View of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies

A Hubble Heritage Release

June 10, 2008: 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.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: D. Carter (Liverpool John Moores University) and the Coma HST ACS Treasury Team