Dust lane

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For the Yann Tiersen album, see Dust Lane (album).
The dark band of the "dust lane" is clearly visible against the brighter background of stars within the Sombrero Galaxy.
The Sombrero Galaxy features a prominent dust lane.

A dust lane is a relatively dense obscuring band of interstellar dust, observed as a dark swath against the background of a brighter object, especially a galaxy.

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