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This image of the Sombrero Galaxy is a mosaic of six images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys in May and June 2003 (exposition time: 10.2 hours).

العربية: مجرَّة سومبريرو الشهيرة (M104) هي مجرَّةٌ لولبيَّة لامعة قريبة من مجرَّة درب التبَّانة. ما يُعطي هذه المجرَّة اسمها هو خط الغُبار الواضح وهالة النُجُوم والعناقيد المُغلقة، التي تُعطيها شكلًا أشبه بِشكل قُبعة السومبريرو. يُلاحظ أنَّ هُناك طاقة عظيمة بارزة في مركز هذه المجرَّة، إذ يخرجُ من الوسط انبعاثاتٌ هائلة من الأشعَّة السينيَّة. هذه الأشعَّة السينيَّة، يُضافُ إليها السُرعات النجميَّة الكبيرة غير المألوفة، تدفع الكثير من عُلماء الفلك إلى الاعتقاد بِوُجُود ثُقبٍ أسودٍ في قلب المجرَّة - تزيدُ كُتلته عن كُتلة الشمس بِمليار مرَّة.
English: The famous Sombrero galaxy (M104) is a bright nearby elliptical galaxy. The prominent dust lane and halo of stars and globular clusters give this galaxy its name. Something very energetic is going on in the Sombrero's center, as much X-ray light has been detected from it. This X-ray emission coupled with unusually high central stellar velocities cause many astronomers to speculate that a black hole lies at the Sombrero's center - a black hole a billion times the mass of our Sun.
Français : La fameuse galaxie du Sombrero (M104) est une galaxie elliptique proche et particulièrement brillante. La bande de poussières et le halo des étoiles et des amas globulaires lui ont donné son nom. Des évènements très énergetiques ont lieu dans le centre de cette galaxie et produisent de nombreux rayons X. Cette forte émission dans le X ainsi que la vitesse anormalement élevée des étoiles près de son centre font que beaucoup d'astronomes supposent qu'un trou noir se trouve au centre de cette galaxie. Un trou noir pesant un milliard de fois la masse du soleil.
Español: La famosa galaxia de Sombrero (M104) es una galaxia de la escalera luminosa de caracol cercana. La senda de polvo prominente, el halo de estrellas y los racimos globulares dan su nombre a esta galaxia. Una energía muy intensa puede observarse en el centro del Sombrero, debido a la gran cantidad de luz proveniente del centro. Esta emisión de la Radiografía (luz potente) acoplada con extraordinarias velocidades estelares centrales altas causa muchas astrónomas especulares por el agujero negro ubicado al centro del Sombrero - un agujero negro un mil millones veces más grande que la masa de nuestro Sol.
Date between May 2003 and June 2003
date QS:P,+2003-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1319,+2003-05-00T00:00:00Z/10,P1326,+2003-06-00T00:00:00Z/10
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English: Sombrero Galaxy M104, a mosaic of six images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys


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