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    Sombrero Galaxy (M104). The Sombrero galaxy got its name from its bright bulge and well defined spiral arms. The two resemble a sombrero when looked at from far away. It's located in the constellation Virgo. (Image credit: Maurice Wright) Mona Evans, "Virgo the Maiden"

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The current brightest comet in the skies, Comet C/2012 V2 LINEAR, appears to pass by the bright spiral galaxy NGC 2997 in Antlia on September 29, 2013. Credit and copyright: Damian Peach.

Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.

Fireworks Galaxy Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Kennicutt (U. of Ariz./Inst. of Astr., U. of Cambridge) and the SINGS Team NGC 6946, or "The Fireworks Galaxy," is a neighbor of our Milky Way galaxy. It is located approximately 10 million light-years away in Cepheus. This image was captured with the Spitzer space telescope's Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on June 23, 2008.

This shows just how amazing our creator really is... The same hands that made us, made this fantastic galaxy.