HINDUISMO - " De acordo com a tradição indiana, todo o universo e todos os seres são também uma manifestação de Brahman. (Fonte: Roberto de A. Martins, para o site Shri Yoga Devi.) The Whirlpool Galaxy interacting with NGC 5195
NASA - The Whirlpool Galaxy The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, M51, also known as NGC 5194, is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky. This image is a digital combination of a ground-based image from the 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory and a space-based image from the Hubble Space Telescope highlighting sharp features normally too red to be seen.
This image of the center of the Whirlpool Galaxy shows visible light from starlight, and light from the emission of hydrogen. Bright star clusters, highlighted in red, shed light emitted by hydrogen atoms. Intricate "dust spurs" branch out around the main spiral arms.