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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


Video: Zooming into the Coma Cluster of Galaxies

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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. This movie combines the work of ground- and space-based observations. Its first part starts with a ground-based image from Akira Fujii, then transitions to imaging from the Digitized Sky Survey. The zoom ends with a closer look at Hubble's mosaic of the Coma Cluster.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

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