Artist's impression of the Sombrero Galaxy

Artist's impression of the Sombrero Galaxy

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Caption: Artist's impression of the Sombrero Galaxy, seen at the resolution at which it would appear through the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) is a spiral galaxy (type Sa/Sb) in the constellation of Virgo. Here, the galaxy is seen almost edge-on and the dark stripe running across it is due to dust lying within the plane of the galaxy. The HST is an orbiting observatory with a 2.4-metre aperture used for producing images at visible and ultraviolet wavelengths.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, m104, ngc 4594, science, sombrero galaxy, spiral, spiral galaxy

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