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  • Dahlia Shanahan

    M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Burali, Tiziano Capecchi, Marco Mancini (Osservatorio MTM) Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, just slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the 51st entry in Charles Messier famous catalog. [large galaxy cataloged as NGC 5194; top galaxy is cagtaloged as NGC | http://exploringuniverse416.blogspot.com

  • Doug Harrington

    Fractal spiral in nature, M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

  • Jonathan Zur

    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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The merging Antennae galaxies - As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars.

M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy. Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, just slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies

Would love to soak myself in that! --Pia (The Whirlpool galaxy)

The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, has been one of the most photogenic galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based observatories.

Whirlpool Galaxy

A káosz gyermekei vagyunk, és a változás mélystruktúrája a felbomlás. Lényegében nincs semmi más, csak a bomlás és a káosz feltartóztathatatlan áradata. Célnak nyoma sincs; semmi nem maradt ezen az irányultságon kívül. Ha tárgyilagosan pillantunk az univerzum mélyébe, kénytelenek vagyunk elfogadni ezt a kilátástalanságot. Peter Atkins

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr