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The Sombrero Galaxy Space Wallpaper

The Sombrero Galaxy
A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. (Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on in this cool space wallpaper. The galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.

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