Galaxy is located at a distance of 50 million light years from Earth.
Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope got a picture of the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. As noted on the website of the Observatory, the galaxy is at a distance of 50 million light years from Earth in the constellation Virgo, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to zn.ua.
The designation Messier 59 indicates that in 1779 it was noticed by a French “hunter comets” Charles Messier. But German astronomer Johann Gottfried Kohler noticed a star cluster for a few days before Messier added it to his catalog.
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Messier 59 is an elliptical galaxy. Such accumulations are characterized in that they contain a lot of old red stars, but they have almost no or very few young blue stars. However, this galaxy can be seen traces of star formation.