|Each "fuzzy thing" is another galaxy entirely. In this image you can
count 20-30 of them. The cluster of galaxies extends well beyond this
field of view. They are estimated to be on the order of 300+ million
light years away. Several of the galaxies in this image are interacting-
as is often the case in clusters of galaxies. The most prominent example
is NGC 6050 (middle) in which two spiral galaxies have interlocked.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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