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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 dwarf galaxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

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The Black Eye Galaxy (also known as Galaxy Sleeping Beauty Spiral Galaxy M64, M64 or NGC 4826) was discovered by Edward Pigott in March 1779, and cataloged by Charles Messier in 1780. This galaxy is known by amateur astronomers because it is visible with small telescopes. It is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenice. It is at a distance of 17 million (5.2 Megaparsecs) light years. It has a band of dark dust around its bright nucleus, giving it the name black eye galaxy, or the…

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Wow- so beautiful! Black hole. three female goddesses showed me one this morning...why?astonishing that i was not pulled in.

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What is there to struggle against? Nobody can put the stars back together again. — Henry Miller quotes Patchen in “Patchen: Man of Anger and Light,”

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