June Header – Sombrero Galaxy


“The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M 104 or NGC 4594 ) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of +9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescopes. The large bulge, the central supermassive black hole, and the dust lane all attract the attention of professional astronomers.”

Really, theists? All this for you? :)

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy

ETA, June 8. WordPress released a new layout, Twenty Eleven, which we took out for a drive. Header is still The Sombrero. :)

 

 

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