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Galaxy (Sombrero)

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Galaxy (Sombrero)

 

The Sombrero Galaxy looks flat with a fat center (like a Mexican hat called a sombrero) to us here on Earth because it is actually tilted nearly edge-on. We are seeing it from the side! This galaxy is 50,000 light-years across and is 28 million light-years from Earth.

 

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted
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