The Intersection

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About 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light-years away, M104 is one of the largest galaxies at the southern edge of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster


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Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long. The emission nebula is found near the edge of an otherwise dark large molecular cloud in the southern constellation Ara, about 4,000 light-years away.

See all 50 images at the Hindi News Channel. [Thanks Kevin]

Comments

  1. #1 johnrobertarcher
    December 27, 2008

    hmmm…

  2. #2 PatC
    December 27, 2008

    Makes me go WOW!

  3. #3 Jeff Fecke
    December 27, 2008

    Wow. M104 is gorgeous. I hope somewhere out there, there’s another galaxy that has as pretty a view of ours….

  4. #4 Linda
    December 27, 2008

    Time and distance in the vast reaches of light-years seem to blurr and blend in a very surreal spectrum of great beauty.

  5. #5 Dipole Moment
    December 27, 2008

    M104 is commonly known as the Sombrero Galaxy, for obvious reasons.

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