- M87 -
The 87th entry in Messier's list. It is a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation
Virgo (the virgin). It is about 120 x 103 or 120 thousand light-years across, and approximately
60 x 106 (60 million) light-years away. There about 2.7 x 1012 (2.7 trillion)
stars in this galaxy.