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News Release 409 of 948

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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Video still: Whirlpool Galaxy and Companion

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This sharpest-ever Hubble image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys, illustrates a spiral galaxy's grand design, from its curving spiral arms, where young stars reside, to its yellowish central core, a home of older stars.

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