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Black Eye Galaxy


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The galaxy M64 (NGC 4826) in Coma Berenices. It is a 9th-magnitude Sb-type spiral with a dark lane of dust silhouetted against its nucleus, which gives the ‘black eye’ effect. Its distance is about 20 million l.y.

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