Bruce Murray Space Image Library

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, from Hubble

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, from Hubble
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.

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