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Picture of the Day - The Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy

Published by Matt on Thu Sep 9, 2010 3:36 pm via: Hubble ESA
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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. This Hubble composite image shows visible starlight as well as light from the emission of glowing hydrogen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms.

The Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

The Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

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