Whirlpool Galaxy, M51

A beautiful galaxy about 30 million light-years away, in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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Combined visible, X-ray image of M51, the whirlpool galaxy
Colorful Whirlpool Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Spectacular Spiral Wednesday, April 4, 2007

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