Messier discovered this galaxy in 1781, it lies in the heart of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies.
This guy is coming our way with a very definite blue shif, and is
coming to us at a rate of 244 kilometers per second. Other
galaxies are having an effect on this galaxy as it comes our way.
They are pulling off a trail of hot gas, known as ram- pressure
stripping. (Gotta love that gravity thing!)
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