Sombrero Galaxy  by jyruff

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M104, NGC 4594 is a unbarred spiral Galaxy located 28 million light years from Earth in the Virgo constellation with an unusually large central bulge housing a super massive black hole. The inclined dust ring is actually made of frozen atomic hydrogen atoms that in circle the central bulge from the original formation of the galaxy.

Hawaii Seascape artist Joseph Y. Ruff. Seascapes in oils on st
retched 3x primed canvas.

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  • Elisabeth Dubois
    Elisabeth Duboisalmost 3 years ago

    wow, nice!!!

  • The Sombrarro Galaxy taken in multiple wave lenghts (x ray, visible, and infra red composite). The glow is from the formations of extremly large numbers of young stars in the unusually large central sphere (relative to the central disk, probably looking at the collision aftermath of two smaller galaxies forming that large central sphere.) Even though there are billions of stars involved in the collision from each of the galaxies, the chance of one mass colliding with another is pretty slim do to the vast distances in between each star (which is filled with dark matter)…the frisbee looking disk is from the rotation of dust particles (mostly hydrogen and helium, (the most abundant visible particles of matter), and plasma) being pulled into the accretion disk that will form the shape of the now galaxy and all controlled by a massive black hole believed to be in the center of all galaxy formation….you probably know all lol!this already but i just thought it would be nice to put it out there

    – jyruff

  • Thats Sombrero, (m104), thought id better at least spell it right :)

    – jyruff

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 3 years ago

    Oh Wow, Joseph! Most unusual, I love it!

  • Thanks Beatrice! Happy new year!

    – jyruff

  • BenTSelmes
    BenTSelmesover 2 years ago

    This is a great image :)

  • Thanks Benjamin, courtesy of Hubble, aloha, Joseph

    – jyruff

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowover 2 years ago

    WOW! Amazing!

  • Yes our own time machine looks back 14.7 Billion years!!
    maybe someday we can build one that can see into the future !

    – jyruff

  • Talking about Hubble who took this great photo!

    – jyruff

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