Virgo A, Virgo X-1, NGC 4486, UGC 7654, PGC 41361, VCC 1316, Arp 152, 3C 274, 3U 1228+12
Messier 87 (commonly known as M87) is a supergiant elliptical galaxy located somewhere around the centre of the Virgo Cluster, the largest cluster in the Local Supercluster.
M87 was discovered in 1781 by [[Charles Messier]], a French astronomer. However, it was only identified as a member of the [[Virgo Cluster|Virgo Supercluster]] by [[Edwin Hubble]] in 1931.
In the centre of M87 lies a supermassive black hole whose force is so strong that even the local group we stay in is getting attracted towards the Virgo cluster by its powerful force and thus in one way keeping the Local Supercluster together.