The Whirlpool Galaxy



mar 21 - 23

M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, is a famous interacting galaxy pair located in the constellation Canes Venatici.

The Whirlpool Galaxy consists of two main components: the larger spiral galaxy NGC 5194 and the smaller companion galaxy NGC 5195. The interaction between the two galaxies has resulted in a distinct spiral structure and tidal effects on the gas, dust, and stars within them.


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