Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
Date: 08 June 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, NGC 5194
Copyright: H. Ford (JHU/STScI), the Faint Object Spectrograph IDT, and NASA
Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the core of the giant spiral galaxy M51. These images, taken at different wavelengths of light, reveal complex structure and detail in the galaxy's core, which is thought to hide a massive black hole.
Last Update: 1 September 2019