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Whirlpool Galaxy, M51

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

Radio Programs

Black Hole Snowplow Snowplowing lanes around a black hole March 4, 2016

Whirlpool Galaxy Stirring up some hot young stars March 3, 2016

Featured Images

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

Whirling Along March 3, 2016

Combined visible, X-ray image of M51, the whirlpool galaxy

Colorful Whirlpool June 4, 2014