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This is the incredible photo NASA snapped of one of very few "creeper galaxies."
A creeper galaxy is a galaxy that is, apart from most galaxies, actually getting closer to us.
Messier 90, the galaxy that NASA has been studying, was captured by NASA's Hubble telescope this week. Here it is in all its beauty.
Messier 90 is 60 million light-years away from us. And she's a Virgo, or at least is located in the Virgo constellation.
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The Virgo constellation is made up of maybe 2,000 galaxies similar to Messier 90. But almost all of the other galaxies are speeding away from us, not towards us.
The image that Hubble snapped only features half of the Messier 90 galaxy, just to give you a small example of how large the Virgo constellation is.