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Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 5

Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 5

Date: 27 February 2006
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Background galaxy to Messier 101
Copyright: ESA/NASA

Another grand design spiral lies behind the Pinwheel Galaxy itself and is visible through its disk. Hubble's incredible resolution makes it possible to make out star forming regions in this distant galaxy.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
2-Mar-2024 05:59 UT

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