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February 28, 2006 06:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-10

Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers a New High-Definition View

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Video: Hubbles Largest Galaxy Portrait of M101

Running Time: 1 minute

Spiral galaxy M101 is located in the northern constellation Ursa Major. A "zoom" into the galaxy first reveals its location in the nighttime sky. Pushing past Ursa Major into the center of M101 reveals the details in the spiral arms.

Credit: ESA, NASA, Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Panther Observatory, Digitized Sky Survey II, and M. Kornmesse (Hubble Europe/ESA)