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Sombrero Galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures this image of one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero galaxy, also known as Messier 104 (M104). The galaxy's hallmark trait is a brilliant white core encircled by thick dust lanes comprising the spiral structure of the galaxy. As seen from Earth, the galaxy is tilted nearly edge-on. We view it from just six degrees north of its equatorial plane. This brilliant galaxy was named the Sombrero because of its resemblance to the broad rim and high-topped Mexican hat.

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