Island Universes
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Island Universes

The most beautiful and detailed image of the Sombrero galaxy in visible light is a mosaic made up of six distinct observations made by Hubble between May and June 2003 with the ACS instrument []

The Sombrero Galaxy

Also known as M104 and NGC 4594, the Sombrero galaxy is one of the most beautiful and studied deep-sky objects. About 31 million light-years away from us, it represents a strange hybrid between a spiral galaxy and an elliptical one. Massive and very bright, it is crowned by at…




A collection of the best galaxy images produced by the largest ground and space observatories, with brief informative notes on the observed galaxies

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Michele Diodati

Michele Diodati

Science writer with a lifelong passion for astronomy and comparisons between different scales of magnitude.

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