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More Images of M86
Chandra X-ray Image of M86
M86 is an unusual galaxy in that it is one of a small number of galaxies that are moving toward Earth, rather than receding with the general expansion of the Universe. This expansion is carrying the Virgo cluster away from us at a speed of about 2 million miles per hour, but M86 is falling into the Virgo cluster from the far side of the cluster, giving it a net velocity of about 1 million miles per hour toward Earth.
Scale: Image is approx. 15 x 23 arcmin
(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/C. Jones, W. Forman & S. Murray)
DSS Optical Image of M86
This optical image from the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) shows M86, a giant elliptical galaxy in theVirgo galaxy cluster about 50 million light years from Earth. The field of view shown is the same as the Chandra image.
Scale: Image is approx. 15 x 23 arcmin
(Credit: Pal.Obs. DSS)

Chandra X-ray/Optical Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 4 arcmin
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/C. Jones, W. Forman & S. Murray; Optical: Pal. Obs. DSS)

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