Barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
A member of the Ursa Major Cluster, cluster of galaxies and known as a
loosely wound arms of a spiral galaxy (SBbc), it was discovered by
Pierre Mechain in 1782.
Quite a bit seems to be known about this galaxy. The mass is some
125 billion times that of the sun; it has between 290 globular
clusters: and there are 83 separate X-ray sources coming from this bad
boy. Lastly, the supermassive black hole is estimated to be
approx 24 million, that’s million times the mass of our sun.
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