M87

Virgo A

Designation:
M87
Object Type:
Elliptical Galaxy
Right Ascention:
12h 31m
Declination:
+12° 24'
Magnitude:
8.6
Distance:
60,000,000 light years
Constellation:
Virgo

Image Source: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Articles about M87:

The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) announced that they had captured the first image of the shadow that is created by the event horizon of a black hole. Essentially a photograph of a black hole that shows more than j ... more