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The #SombreroGalaxy in Infrared - This floating ring is the size of a galaxy. In fact, it is a galaxy -- or at least part of one: the photogenic Sombrero Galaxy, one of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. The dark band of dust that obscures the mid-section of the Sombrero Galaxy in optical light actually glows brightly in infrared light.

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Hubble Finds Dark Matter Ring in Galaxy Cluster - The ring-like structure is evident in the blue map of the cluster's dark matter distribution. The map is superimposed on a Hubble image of the cluster. The ring is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date for the existence of dark matter, an unknown substance that pervades the universe. ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, M.J. Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)

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The Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy, also known as M104, spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away.

M51 galaxy, A classic | #perspicacityparty

NGC 7714 es una galaxia espiral en la constelación de Piscis. Fue descubierto por John Herschel el 18 de septiembre 183