aka NGC 5194 the Whirlpool aka NGC 5195 (left) The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC a dwarf galaxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.
astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.
The nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy The Cross marks the location of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The Cross is formed by two dust rings. Bright ionization cones can be seen extending perpindicular to the largest dust ring.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, a classic spiral galaxy, is pictured in this NASA handout photo. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, also known as NGC is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.
NGC 5194 (Whirlpool Galaxy) and it's companion galaxy, NGC Image Credit & Copyright: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn (Weather and Sky Photography)
Hubble ACS visible image of M51 - This image by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a face-on view of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy. Taken in visible light, it highlights the attributes of a typical spiral galaxy, including graceful, curving arms, pink star-forming regions, and brilliant blue strands of star clusters.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.
This picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as won top honors in the Deep Space category and the overall competition for 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The picture was entered by British-Australian photographer Martin Pugh.
This mural image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, aka spiral galaxy showcases classic features, from its curving arms, where newborn stars reside, to its yellowish central core filled with older stars. This image also features a companion galaxy located at t