The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

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News release ID: STScI-2003-28
Release Date: Oct 2, 2003
Image Use: Copyright
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A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.

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Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)