A galaxy of elliptical, and perhaps even spherical,
form. It lies about sixty million light years from our own
Milky Way Galaxy, in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.
M89, a galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, has many curious features. Not only is it surrounded by
a thin, spherical 'envelope' of matter, but it also has a tail-like 'tendril' that may represent
a smaller galaxy coalescing with the main mass.