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The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and (M51B or NGC 5195, left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC 5195, a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and (M51B or NGC 5195, left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC 5195, a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

X  Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51).... Colossians 1;17

X Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51).... Colossians 1;17

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy in HaLRGB -via Planets are portals.

M51: Whirlpool Galaxy in HaLRGB -via Planets are portals.

Whirlpool Galaxy! 150 Light Subs 15 sec ISO 8000 [4700 x 3550] http://ift.tt/2nOBMfh

Whirlpool Galaxy! 150 Light Subs 15 sec ISO 8000 [4700 x 3550] http://ift.tt/2nOBMfh

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#Digitalculturenancywoods The face of Europe is changing : Read the blog!! https://thedigitalnews.wordpress.com/

Out of this whirl: The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and companion galaxy

Out of this whirl: The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and companion galaxy

Image of the Day: Black Hole "Mine Field" Lights Up a Spectacular Galaxy- The galaxy is officially named Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but often goes by its nickname of the "Whirlpool Galaxy." Chandra

Image of the Day: Black Hole "Mine Field" Lights Up a Spectacular Galaxy- The galaxy is officially named Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but often goes by its nickname of the "Whirlpool Galaxy." Chandra

Whirlpool galaxy, also M51, with its companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5194. These two are interacting galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici.

Whirlpool galaxy, also M51, with its companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5194. These two are interacting galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici.

This image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a face-on view of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). Taken in visible light, it highlights the attributes of a typical spiral galaxy, including graceful, curving arms, pink star-forming regions, and brilliant blue strands of star clusters.

This image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a face-on view of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). Taken in visible light, it highlights the attributes of a typical spiral galaxy, including graceful, curving arms, pink star-forming regions, and brilliant blue strands of star clusters.

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)

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)

Supermassive Black Hole in a "Small" Galaxy, Stuart Rankin Edited Chandra Space Telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy

Supermassive Black Hole in a "Small" Galaxy, Stuart Rankin Edited Chandra Space Telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

Whirlpool Galaxy Glows Purple and Blue in Amateur Photo

Whirlpool Galaxy Glows Purple and Blue in Amateur Photo

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy