NASA’s Hubble Telescope captures the breathtaking Sombrero Galaxy 28 million light-years away


NASA's Hubble Telescope captures the breathtaking Sombrero Galaxy 28 million light-years away

The diameter of the spiral galaxy is 50,000 light years

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Hubble Space Telescope has been known for capturing mesmerizing images of outer space over the years. One such stunning image of the Sombrero Galaxy was captured by the space telescope. The galaxy is located at the southern edge of the galaxy-rich Virgo Cluster and is 28 million light-years away from Earth.

The space agency shared the image on Instagram, which shows the galaxy in all its glory. While it captures the galaxy in visible light, the Spitzer Space Telescope views the galaxy in the infrared in four different microns: blue, green, orange and red.

Accompanying the image, the caption reads, “The Sombrero Galaxy appears here almost edge-on. The spiral galaxy has a diameter of 50,000 light years, about half the size of our own Milky Way. At the center of the Sombrero Galaxy, scientists estimate there There is a black hole that is about a billion times more massive than our Sun.”

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In the picture, the left and right edges of the Sombrero Galaxy appear red, the middle of the rings appears yellow-green, and the center of the galaxy appears light blue with a white core. Stars and galaxies appear dotted in the image.

Earlier, NASA shared a stunning and captivating image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, showing a distant galaxy that experienced a powerful supernova event some time ago.




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