Thursday, February 28, 2013

APOD 2/24/13 - Whirlpool Galaxy

M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy in Dust and Stars
Image Credit: N. Scoville (Caltech), T. Rector (U. Alaska, NOAO) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, NASA.
The classically beautiful spiral galaxy, M51, is famously known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. Makes you dizzy looking into
its vortex of stars, clouds, and dust!

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