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Out of This Whirl: the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

NGC 5194 - Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy.

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A composite image of M51, called the Whirlpool Galaxy, 30 million light years from Earth and 60 thousand light years across. The original images were taken with a telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, and the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo: NASA via The Telegraph)

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Wow! One of the most stunning and detailed astrophotos we've ever posted! The Whirlpool Galaxy by John Chumack

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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

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This is a photo from the NASA-it shows what the Hubble Telescope found in the center of the Whirlpool Galaxy-How AWESOME is our God???

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The Whirlpool galaxy seen in both optical and X-ray light. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA/STScI