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Whirlpool Galaxy

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See the Whirlpool Galaxy Through the Eyes of NASA’s 'Great Observatories'

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Deep Space Course - Whirlpool Galaxy Tutorial

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M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) Sonification

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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy - Deep Sky Videos

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How to find the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) : The Easiest Galaxy to find in a Light Polluted Sky!

The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be between 15 and 35 million light-years.
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    • Discovery 

    • Visual appearance 

    • Properties 

    • Companion 

    • Galaxy group information