Messier 87 (Virgo A)
Messier object number 87 (NGC 4486) is an elliptic galaxy in the constellation of Virgin. It is also known as the Virgo A. It is approximately 52 million lightyears away from earth.
M87 is a well-known elliptical galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. Photographs taken with large telescopes show a jet of matter emerging from the center of this galaxy.