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Pinwheel Galaxy - M101

Pinwheel Galaxy - M101


Date: 10 June 2013
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: Spiral galaxy M101
Copyright: ESA/XMM & R. Willatt

The face-on spiral galaxy M101, or the Pinwheel Galaxy, is seen at ultraviolet and optical wavelengths in this image taken by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope.

The picture is composed of images taken by XMM-Newton's Optical Monitor telescope using different filters: red (200–400 nm), green (200–300 nm) and blue (175–275 nm).

This image is from our archives; it was first published in the XMM-Newton image gallery in 2002 with a complementary X-ray image of M101.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jun-2024 15:31 UT

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