Sunday, May 01, 2005

M51 galaxy

Long arms of stars and gas swirl around the glowing center of the M51 galaxy in this photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has taken over 700,000 photos since it was put into orbit around Earth in 1990.

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Photo: Courtesy of NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)







Source:
Happy 15th Birthday, Hubble 
Amit Asaravala
Wired, 02:00 AM Apr. 25, 2005 PT

http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,67304,00.html 

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