(nearby large galaxy cluster)
The Virgo Cluster is a nearby large galaxy cluster,
at the heart of the Virgo Supercluster.
It includes a number of galaxies known for a long time,
such as M87 in the Messier Catalog.
It comprises 1300 to 2000 member galaxies.
The Milky Way is not within it but rather in the
Local Group, a group smaller
than what's generally considered a galaxy cluster.
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Referenced by pages:
galaxy cluster (CL)
Local Group (LG)
Virgo Cluster Catalog (VCC)