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The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) in the constellation Canes Venatici.
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M-51 Whirlpool Galaxy by Ken Crawford mobile wallpaper 1080x2400
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M-51 Whirlpool Galaxy by Luca Marinelli cropped mobile wallpaper 1080x2400
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Edited Chandra Space Telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and its companion (nice way to say: "the galaxy that the Whirlpool Galaxy is eating") which has a supermassive black hole in it. The companion galaxy is NGC 5195 and is in the upper-left of the image. Original caption: Using Chandra observations, astronomers have discovered the nearest supermassive black hole to Earth that is currently undergoing powerful outbursts. This main panel shows the galaxy M51 in visible light from…
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