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Image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy captured by the Kitt Peak 0.9-meter telescope
Todd Boroson / AURA / NOAO / NSF
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Whirlpool Galaxy

This spectacular view of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, was obtained with the Kitt Peak 0.9-meter telescope in 1991. This object is composed of two galaxies; a large spiral galaxy and a much smaller barred spiral galaxy.

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