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  Elliptical galaxy A2261-BCG

Elliptical galaxy A2261-BCG
Image credit: NASA; ESA; M. Postman, STScI; T. Lauer, NOAO, Tucson; CLASH team

Uploader comment: The giant elliptical galaxy in the center of this Hubble image is the most massive and brightest member of the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Spanning a little more than one million light-years,the galaxy is about 10 times the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy.

   

 
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