NGC4522 Is Where God's God Lives

The new camera in the Hubble keeps sending mindblowing desktop wallpapers to Earth. This is NGC4522, a massive galaxy in the massive Virgo Cluster, where galaxies orbit around at 6.2 million miles per hour. NGC 4402 is just as impressive.

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NGC4522 Is Where God's God Lives

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According to astronomers—those lovely crazy people working in offices with the best views—the speed is so high that, that the galaxies rip apart the intercluster medium. This is a really thin gas but, when the galaxies race through it, it can cause enough pressure to push the galaxies internal material into the cluster itself.

I don't know about you, but looking at these I feel terribly small. Like Mark just said: "That's where God's God lives." [Discover]