The Whirlpool Galaxy


This animation uses visible light (Hubble) and X-ray (Chandra) images to highlight different structures within the Whirlpool galaxy (aka Messier 51). A second smaller spiral galaxy can be seen in the upper-right portion of the image.

Video Credit: NASA / ESA / STScI

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