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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 enough of the necessary characteristics to produce nanohertz gravitational waves that it appears to be the most likely known source.


(galaxy,spiral,gravitational waves)
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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