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Baby, I Can See Your Halo

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014: Galaxy NGC 4526 shows dark dust lanes and a bright glow that give it the appearance of a halo. NGC 4526 represents one of the…Read More »

brightest lenticular galaxies, a category between spirals and ellipticals. Two known supernova explosions have been sighted in it, during 1969 and 1994. An enormous supermassive black hole lies at its center with the mass of 450 million suns. NGC 4526 is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Image released Oct. 20, 2014.

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