Friday, May 04, 2012

Sombrero Galaxy


The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) resembles a Mexican sombrero due to its large central bulge and a prominent dust dust ring.

It was discovered in March 1767 by French astronomer Pierre Méchain and is at least 29 million light years away from the Earth!


More info about the Sombrero Galaxy:
Astronomy Magazine
Sombrero Galaxy Wikipedia Page

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