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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.

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

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."

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Detail: Three-Color X-ray View, Whirlpool Galaxy (NASA, Chandra, 06/03/14) | Flickr - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

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When Galaxies Collide

WHEN GALAXIES COLLIDE The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth - that's relatively close. IRAC shows the warm dust in red, a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

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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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Credit: NASA/Hubble. The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and it’s Companion Galaxy The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy M51 (NGC 5194) appear li...