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The Hubble Space Telescope

By: Samantha Johnson on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

Photo: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

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Sombrero galaxy

The Sombrero galaxy is located within the constellation Virgo. It is easily visible through amateur telescopes with its unusually large central bulge and bright nucleus. At the very center of the galaxy resides a supermassive black hole, which keeps the large galaxy together. Originally discovered in 1767, the galaxy is still being studied by astronomers today.