Glossary term: Cluster Of Galaxies
Description: A cluster of galaxies is a physical group of galaxies that share a common origin. It can vary in size and concentration. The Virgo Cluster and Coma Cluster of galaxies are closest to us and so are most familiar to amateur astronomers.Related Terms:
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