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April 25, 2005 12:01 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-12

Hubble Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Spectacular New Images

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Image: 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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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.

Object Names: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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