Zoom into the Virgo Cluster

About this video
Duration: 35 seconds

This video zooms into the Virgo Cluster of nearly 2,000 galaxies, then into tight Hubble Space Telescope images of spiral galaxies NGC 4302 (left) and NGC 4298 (right) in visible and infrared light. Located approximately 55 million light-years away, the starry pair offers a glimpse of what our Milky Way galaxy would look like to an outside observer.


Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, J. DePasquale, and Z. Levay (STScI);
Acknowledgment: A. Fujii; Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO; B. Franke (Focal Point Observatory); and M. Mutchler (STScI)

Publication: April 20, 2017


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