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Scientist Speckle Spherical Elliptical Galaxy, Messier 89

Our space is currently being scrutinized to the extent such that no stone will be left unturned. At present, the astronomers along with the help of geologists have been able to discover an elliptical galaxy, Messier 89 that is located just about 55 Million light-years away from the Earth. The founder of the new entity is a French astronomer named Charles Messier who had discovered it on March 18, 1781. It is currently popularly known as UGC 7760, M89, NGC 4552, and LEDA 41968. This new galaxy appears to be extremely spherical.

However, the unusual part here is that generally, such galaxies tend to appear in the form of elongated ellipsoids which is not the case in terms of this new elliptical galaxy. This spherical nature of the new galaxy can actually be one’s very own perspective and in relation to its orientation in comparison to the Earth. There are about100 Billion stars present along with 2000 globular clusters in the Messier 89. It is a part of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. This present galaxy is quite small when compared to our Milky Way Galaxy but still comprises of some flabbergasting features that spread out its wings into the surrounding space.

A single gas and dust with an150,000 light-years expansion from the center to the outer space has also been discovered and has been currently pointed out to house a gigantic black hole. Even the heated particles jetting about 100,000 light-years from the galaxy has been spotted, which suggests that this galaxy must have been once highly active than the present. Even an extensive system comprising of plumes and shells produced by the former smaller galaxies mergers have been found surrounding the new system which is an indication that the Messier 89 is quite an old system. After a long hunt, the Hubble Space Telescope has hunted down a quasar which is bright like 600 Trillion suns. This gravitational lensing has been used to reveal the brightest massive star system form the early days of the universe.  The quasars are compact energetic objects that have atrociously hungry black holes present in the center. It has been named J043947.08+163415.7 by the discoverer Xiaohui Fan and his team from the University of Arizona.

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