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The Sombrero Galaxy—An Island Universe

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

The Sombrero Galaxy—An Island Universe

Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In the 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered the true nature of galaxies as "island universes." Some 80 years later, the telescope named in his honor has made thousands of breathtaking pictures of galaxies. Focus on one in particular—an edge-on view of the striking Sombrero galaxy.

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