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The Sombrero Galaxy, named after its resemblance to the Mexican hat, is 28 million light-years away from Earth. At the center of this galaxy, a black hole is believed to exist that is 1 billion times larger than our sun.10 images from NASA’s Spitzer telescope

The Sombrero Galaxy, named after its resemblance to the Mexican hat, is 28 million light-years away from Earth. At the center of this galaxy, a black hole is believed to exist that is 1 billion times larger than our sun.
10 images from NASA’s Spitzer telescope

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    1 billion times larger. That’s, like. Not even a number to me. I can’t even think about that.
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