M51 Visualization

M51 Visualization

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News release ID: STScI-2018-51
Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
Image Use: Copyright
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This visualization of a spectacular spiral galaxy, called the Whirlpool Galaxy, appears in the “Deep Field” film. Based on a 90-megapixel image from the Hubble Space Telescope, the visualization sequence sweeps viewers past the swirling structure of dark dust lanes, yellowish older stars, bluish younger stars, and vibrant red star-forming regions.

Artwork, Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies


NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, J. DePasquale, and D. Player (STScI)