Friday, March 17, 2006

Sombrero galaxy - Messier 104


NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes joined forces on May 5, 2005 to create this striking composite image of one of the most popular sights in the universe. Messier 104 is commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy because in visible light, it resembles the broad-brimmed Mexican hat. However, in Spitzer's striking infrared view, the galaxy looks more like a "bull's eye." This image is featured at Spitzer Infrared Photo Gallery

1 comment:

Kevin Parry said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think I will visit their site and use this image on my desktop.

Kevin

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