Cluster of Galaxies

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Klemola 44. This is a distant cluster of galaxies some 400 million light years away. It is rich in elliptical galaxies but there are few spirals. The central galaxy NGC 5358 is a very extended object and is of the cD type. Some theories predict that such galaxies are 'cannibals' and they 'gobble up' other smaller galaxies who happen to come too near

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