The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and M51B or NGC 5195. Photo Credit: R. Jay GaBany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy AND http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy#mediaviewer/File:Messier51_sRGB.jpg

aka NGC 5194 the Whirlpool aka NGC 5195 (left) The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC a dwarf galaxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

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

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

ASA's Marshall Space Flight Center-Sparkling Whirlpool Galaxy (NASA, Chandra)- found an even better shot

astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.

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.

NGC 5194 - Whirlpool Galaxy 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.

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy in Ursa Major Found at the end of the Big Dipper’s handle Image: NASA/ESA RT @Learntoskywatch

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy in Ursa Major Found at the end of the Big Dipper’s handle Image: NASA/ESA RT @Learntoskywatch

The Whirlpool Galaxy: Hubble took this spectacular image of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and its smaller companion galaxy in 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The angle gives us a great view of the amazing spiral arms of this galaxy, which is 25 million light years away.

The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy (NGC appear like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. They are actually long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust.

The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy, a classic spiral galaxy, is pictured in this NASA handout photo. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, also known as NGC is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.

According to Quantum math, there is a mathematical explanation behind why the counterclockwise formation of a galaxy looks very similar to the whirlpool effect of water going down a drain. #Fractals in Nature

According to Quantum math, there is a mathematical explanation behind why the counterclockwise formation of a galaxy looks very similar to the whirlpool effect of water going down a drain. in Nature

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???

"X" structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy. It's a cross! It's THE cross! "The heavens declare the glory of the Lord!

M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy in Dust and Stars Image Credit: N. Scoville (Caltech), T. Rector (U. Alaska, NOAO) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, NASA

astronomers and a key senator renewed calls on Wednesday for a repair mission to NASA's aging H.

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

This is what it looks like when a small galaxy passes behind a bigger spiral one.

NASA Releases Dazzling Space Images in Honor of International Year of Light

NASA Releases Dazzling Space Images in Honor of International Year of Light- Chandra X-ray observatory optical image of the Whirlpool galaxy

Messier Monday: The Whirlpool Galaxy, M51 – Starts With A Bang

Messier Monday: The Whirlpool Galaxy, – Starts With A Bang

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