Young, Hot Stars in a Spiral Arm of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

Young, Hot Stars in a Spiral Arm of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

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News release ID: STScI-2005-12
Release Date: Apr 25, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
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A detail of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) showing a small part of one spiral arm. It reveals brilliant, blue clusters of young, hot stars embedded in vast clouds of glowing gas and darker dust.


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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)