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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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