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News Release 186 of 967

January 13, 2011 03:45 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-03

The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy

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Image: Compass and Scale Image of M51

Compass and Scale Image of M51

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Object Names: M51, Whirlpool Galaxy

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Regan and B. Whitmore (STScI), and R. Chandar (University of Toledo)

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