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Whirlpool Galaxy, M51

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

Featured Images

whirlpool galaxy, messier 51

Swirling Beauty October 15, 2023

false-color infrared image of galaxy M51 by james webb space telescope

Busy Whirlpool September 2, 2023

Leviathan January 14, 2022

Hubble view of M51, the Whirlpool galaxy, and its companion galaxy

Whirling Along March 3, 2016

Radio Programs

Messier 51 Discovering a galactic “whirlpool” October 15, 2023

The Leviathan Putting a leviathan to work January 14, 2022