|M106 is an unexpected jewel for spiral galaxies. The brightest
portions of the galaxy (center) show tremendous activity of star formation
between the darker clouds of gas. One such cloud seems to rise out of the
disk like a wall and prevents us from seeing directly into the nucleus.
This galaxy is estimated to be around 21 million light years away.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Adrian Zsilavec and Michelle Qualls/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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