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Spiral Galaxy M81 - Inner Bulge

Spiral Galaxy M81 - Inner Bulge


Date: 28 May 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Inner bulge and nucleus of M81
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
Acknowledgment: A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)


The inner bulge and nucleus of M81 is relatively structure free, except for fine dust lanes that wind into the centre. Several whitish-coloured concentrations of stars, known as globular clusters are easily visible.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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