in the constellation Canes Venatici
24 million light-years
24 million to 38 million times the mass of the Sun
Greater than the distance from Earth to the Sun
An optical view of M106. Big clusters of stars along the galaxy's spiral arms glow pink and red. The galaxy spans about 30,000 light-years. [N.A.Sharp/EU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF]
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