Whirlpool Galaxy: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds

This massive collection of stars, gas and dust gets its name from its distinctive spiral shape, first noted in 1845 by Irish astronomer William Parsons, also known as Lord Rosse.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

Features, Galaxies, HD Video, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies, tours


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

Publication: February 9, 2006

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