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Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 | Messier 51

Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 | Messier 51

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Whirlpool Galaxy Images  M51 Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 Messier 51 Messier  51Messier  51Messier 51 Messier 51 Messier 51  The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, or NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs). It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Recently it was estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-years from our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) infrared light | Sky Fireworks | galaxy Milky Way | Sky Fireworks Milky Way galaxy | infrared ligh | Awesome Nature |galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cosmic | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling
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