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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, from Hubble

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M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, from Hubble This most detailed-ever image of the Whirlpool Galaxy was taken in January 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

To see the original, 12000-pixel-wide image, go to the Hubble website.

Original image data dated on or about January 22, 2005

 

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