Virgo Cluster

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Term: Virgo Cluster

The largest and nearest galaxy cluster to the Local Group. The Virgo cluster spans 120 square degrees on the sky and contains on the order of 2,000 galaxies. It is located at a distance of about 60 million light-years. It is an irregular cluster with no central concentration. The giant elliptical galaxy M87 is the most massive in the cluster.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan