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Old August 10 2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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The Sombrero Galaxy

Given the tenor of this board for the last couple months, this may be seen as a joke, but it's not - I just ran across this today, while looking at a collection of Hubble photos online.

It was first discovered in 1767, and appears to have a supermassive black hole (1 billion times the mass of Sol) at its center, among the most massive detected in any nearby galaxy.

Pretty cool!
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Old August 10 2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: The Sombrero Galaxy

Umm someone needs to edit that wiki article to show one of our sombreros in place of that first image. That would be cool. But I suck at photoshop.
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Old August 10 2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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Re: The Sombrero Galaxy

That wouldn't be a suggestion to vandalize Wikipedia, would it?
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Old August 11 2008, 03:26 AM   #4
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Re: The Sombrero Galaxy

I posted this link in the sombrero thread! I don't know how you could have missed it, what with only a bajillion posts in that thread.

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Old August 11 2008, 06:36 AM   #5
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Re: The Sombrero Galaxy

Not only that, but I seem to recall someone Photoshoppping a sombrero onto the Sombrero Galaxy at one point or another....
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Old August 11 2008, 08:33 AM   #6
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Re: The Sombrero Galaxy

Also remembering the Galaxy putting in an appearance in the image seen here (from almost exactly four weeks ago.)

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