Discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780, it is approx 60,000
light-years away from us. it is known as extragalactic because
astronomers feel that it is not a native globular to our Milky
Way. The view is it is from the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy
and just liked it better here than with Canis Major.
Unfortunately, the ending is not so good for M79, as its close
encounter with our Milky Way, astronomers do not think it will survive
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