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Virgo Galaxy Cluster by DoomWillFindYou Virgo Galaxy Cluster by DoomWillFindYou
The Markarian's Chain region of the Virgo supercluster contains 3 giant elliptical galaxies (M84, M86, M87) and dozens of smaller spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies. These stellar cities - containing from billions to several trillion stars each lie at a distance of around 60 million light years from us. Our own Milky Way and its Local Group are merely a small suburb on the outskirts of The Virgo supercluster, which contains upward of 1,000 individual galaxies. Dark matter causes the galaxies to form gravitationally bound chains, one of which can be seen in the image.

Takahashi NJP, Takahashi TSA-102 at f/6, FLI Microline 8300. 240 min total exposure time.
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Wow
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sara-bella-snowwhite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Breathtaking capture, once again! The Universe truly is remarkable and incomparable, and I'm so glad that you share here on dA what you're able to capture. :)
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thanks very much!
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You're welcome!
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penner2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Once again - an image that underline our insignificance in the vast distances in space. Yet we´re here to think about it...

i wonder if anywhere, anywhen out there anybody looks upon the stars and thinks the same.....
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Gracias!

I think there has to be more life out there - if you count the stars in just these galaxies there are somewhere around 10-30 trillion (10-30 x 10^12) stars spread over more than 70 galaxies in this image alone. It would be an awful waste of space (though a pretty one) if there were not other intelligent beings out there looking up at the stars.
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penner2000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I absolutely agree!
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AnkhaiStenn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic!
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Thank you!
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