[M60, ground vs. HST]

Hubble Space Telescope image of the center of M60, compared to a ground image.

[M60 center, HST]

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the center of giant Virgo Cluster elliptical galaxy M60. Investigations of these results have revealed that this galaxy contains a massive central object of about 2 billion solar masses.

From STScI Press Release 00-22 (June 5, 2000)

Hartmut Frommert
Christine Kronberg

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