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The Coma Cluster

ROSAT image Coma Cluster

(Credit: S. L. Snowden USRA, NASA/GSFC)

The extensively studied Coma cluster, lying near the north galactic pole and nearly 100 megaparsecs (about 326 million light-years) away, contains more than 1000 bright galaxies. A note of interest about this image - it shows the merging of the larger, brighter central cluster and the fainter group of galaxies to the lower right. The field is 2.7 degrees wide by 2.5 degrees high.

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ROSAT image Coma Cluster
Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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