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Sombrero Galaxy

The spiral galaxy M 104, also known as Somebrero Nebula, has an extensive core and a huge band of dust.

Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 28 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 8
Diameter: 50 000 light-years
Type: Sa or Sb

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    Sombrero Galaxy
Picture in infrared.
Photo: R. Kennicutt (Steward Obs.) et al., SSC, JPL, Caltech, NASA

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