Hubble Space Telescope
M-51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy)
This celebrated interacting galaxy is 37 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, near the Big Dipper. It is actually a pair of interacting galaxies viewed nearly face on. A lower-angle study is the subject of the Kim Poor print Starcatcher. Read more from hubblesite.org.
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(S. Beckwith, NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage team-STSCi-AURA)
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