||NGC 4565 is an excellent example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. If our
own galaxy was viewed from this perspective some 49 million light years
distant- the Milky Way would appear very much like this. The dust lane is
the obscuring lane of gas and dust that blocks (reddens) the light from the
interior. Also notice the dwarf galaxy on the bottom-left of the image. This
galaxy is very much like two other notable examples:
M104 and NGC 891.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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