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The Whirlpool galaxy (M51)

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The Whirlpool galaxy (M51)
M51 lies in the constellation Canes Venatici close to Urja Major. M51 is actively interacting with a companion galaxy known as NGC5195 and has recently been estimated to be 23 + or - 4 million light years from earth.
Posted by craiggg11 on February 3, 2015 Slideshow

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