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M106

Flemington Nj

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate spiral
galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by
Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million
light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to
x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part
of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center.
NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106. A Type II
supernova was observed in this galaxy in May 2014


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