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News Release 247 of 939

August 5, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-30

Globular Clusters Tell Tale of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy Metropolis

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Image: M87 and Surrounding Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

M87 and Surrounding Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This image of M87 was taken with a ground-based 12.5" Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) telescope in red, green, and blue filters and a 20" RC telescope unfiltered. The observation was made at Nighthawk Observatory at New Mexico Skies. Total exposure time was 13 hours.

Object Names: Virgo Cluster, M87

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: R. Gendler (Copyright Robert Gendler 2006)

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