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The Sombrero Galaxy

Video Credit: NASA

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Sombrero Galaxy

The Supa Dupa Fly Sombrero Galaxy ( M104 or NGC 4594 ) as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope (The Hub). Yes!!!!

This galaxy is 28 million light years from Earth. 48 more words


Sombrero East

This is the eastern area of the Sombrero Galaxy, with the pronounced dust bands and many background galaxies.

Image Credit: ESO