Hubble is 25 years old! That’s 75 in people years.
The Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104 (M104) is 50,000 light-years across and is located 28 million light-years from Earth. In the 19th century, some astronomers speculated that M104 was simply an edge-on disk of luminous gas surrounding a young star, which is prototypical of the genesis of our solar system. But in 1912, astronomer V. M. Slipher discovered that the hat-like object appeared to be rushing away from us at 700 miles per second. This enormous velocity offered some of the earliest clues that the Sombrero was really another galaxy, and that the universe was expanding in all directions. – NASA