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on Dec 10, 2012

The Virgo Cluster

The Virgo Cluster, containing over 1000 galaxies, sits 17 megaparsecs away. That’s about 54 million light-years or over 500 trillion kilometers! Credit: Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO.

The Virgo Cluster, containing over 1000 galaxies, sits 17 megaparsecs away.  That's about 54 million light-years or over 500 trillion kilometers! Credit: Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO.

The Virgo Cluster