Space Saturday XIX

This week Space Saturday brings you Spiral Galaxy M100 in the Virgo Cluster:

Credit: NASA/ESA/HST - Source. Small - Medium - Large

This is M100 a giant spiral galaxy the resides some 60 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. The image at left is the core of the galaxy. M100 is a similar class of galaxies to our own Milky Way. This galaxy contains over 100 billion stars! M100 has been studied quite a bit by Hubble and has helped in determining the age of the universe through discoveries of Cepheid Variables.

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Wikipedia: Spiral Galaxy M100
SEDS: Messier Object 100
SEDS: M100 Galactic Nucleus
APOD: M100: A Grand Design
HubbleSite: Galaxy M100

Categories: Science
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