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The first image in the Messier catalog, called M1, was that of the Crab Nebula, which Messier mistook for the Halley's Comet - his inspiration for creating his catalog.
This image of Messier 77 was taken in four different wavelength bands represented by blue, red, violet and pink (hydrogen-alpha) colours.
A short time later, Charles Messier also saw it and added it to his catalogue .
Messier, who formerly worked in manufacturing, left that industry to go to pharmacy school to become a pharmacist and help people.
However, Messier 83's center is mysterious and unusual; the supermassive black hole at its heart is not alone.
Messier filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging disability discrimination under the ADA.
A version of this image of Messier 99 was entered into the Hubble's Hidden Treasures Competition by contestant Matej Novak.
Many astronomical societies hold events called Messier marathons, in which the challenge is to observe all of the objects from the Messier catalogue in one night
All of that back smoke that you see belching from a diesel engine, you'll be getting rid of that," Messier said.
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Messier 108 was discovered by Pierre Mechain on 16 March 1781.
Messier went on an acquisitions tear in the bull market of the late '90s, bulwarked by Vivendi's seemingly ever-soaring stock price, which rose during the dot-com bubble.