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The Sombero - M104

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The Sombero  - M104
Located in Virgo the Sombero galaxy is named because of resemblance to the famous Mexican hat. At a distance of about 30 million light years it rotates at a speed of about 26,000 miles an hour around the center. This is classified as a Unbarred Spiral Galaxy.
Posted on December 25, 2008 Full Size| Slideshow