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Astronomy Printshop: Step 2 – Save Your File – The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

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The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

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The large Whirlpool Galaxy (left) is known for its sharply defined spiral arms. Their prominence could be the result of the Whirlpool's gravitational tug-of-war with its smaller companion galaxy (right). Learn more in NewsCenter HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this image, along with its original news release and all related images.

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