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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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Messier 104 (M104), also known as the Sombrero Galaxy, is a majestic unbarred…

THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope

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The Majestic Messier-104 (M-104) Sombrero Galaxy; Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope

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Spitzer found that halo around the Sombrero Galaxy is larger and more massive than previously thought, indicative of a giant elliptical galaxy . The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of + 9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescope, and it's considered by some authors to be the brightest galaxy within of 10 megaparsecs of the Milky Way.

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The Majestic Messier-104 Sombrero #Galaxy 28 million light years from earth and 50 thousand light years across ☄ By NASA Hubble Space Telescope

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Sombrero Galaxy: Hidden Double in a Hat. The Sombrero Galaxy, also called M104 or NGC 4594, is about 28 million light-years from our planet in the constellation Virgo. It is so named because the halo surrounding its disc is unusually large, making it look like a sombrero.

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