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Sombrero Galaxy

(M104, NGC 4594, Messier 104)
(striking spiral galaxy with very large bulge)

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104 or Messier 104 or NGC 4594) is a spiral galaxy about 31 million light-years distant that has a large central bulge. It is very bright and has a very massive central supermassive black hole. It has been of recent interest because it shows characteristics that suggest it might produce nanohertz gravitational waves.


(galaxy,spiral,gravitational waves)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/messier-104-the-sombrero-galaxy
http://www.messier-objects.com/messier-104-sombrero-galaxy/
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.00229.55Mpc31.1MlySombrero Galaxy
Coordinates:M104
J123959.4-113723

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