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M 104 Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo Cluster-member of the 'local group'-the cluster of galaxies in which our Milky Way is situated.

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n-a-s-a: “ The Majestic Messier-104 (M-104) Sombrero Galaxy Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope ”

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The Sombrero galaxy was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away.

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The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero.

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THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY 28 million light years from earth and 50,ooo light years across . Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope

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THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY 28 million light years from earth and 50,ooo light years across . Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

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The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted the most beautiful picture taken by Hubble Telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, are as spectacular as it’s appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.

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The Majestic Messier-104 (M-104) Sombrero Galaxy; Hubble Space Telescope..... Halo? Halo.

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The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located approximately 28 million light-years (8.6 Mpc) from Earth.

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