Whirlpool Galaxy's (M51) Companion Nucleus and Dust Lanes
Whirlpool Galaxy's (M51) Companion Nucleus and Dust Lanes
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News release ID: STScI-2005-12
Release Date: Apr 25, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

A small detail of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) showing the central region of the companion galaxy (NGC 5195). Fine structures of dark dust clouds are seen silhouetted against the smaller galaxy's starlight.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies

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NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)