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The Perseus Cluster (Abell 426) is a cluster of galaxies
in the constellation Perseus
. It is one of the most massive objects in the universe
, containing thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas. The estimated total mass is 200 trillion solar masses.
The dominant member is Seyfert
galaxy NGC 1275
associated with the radio source Perseus A
The cluster has over 500 members being an average of 250 million light years distant.
November 7, 2010