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M106

4.1.2015

M106

M106, 30 Million Light-Years distant in the direction of the Constellation Canes Venatici exhibits prominent lanes of dust stretching all the way to the core. It has active bright star forming regions highlighted by knots of hot young blue star fields. It apprears that it has undergone a gravitational disturbanace from an encounter with another passing galaxy in the not too distant past, having its faint outer arms stretched out in enlongated arcs. It is also considered an active Seyfert galaxy with a large and voratious black hole at its center devouring gas, dust and stars.

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