Whirlpool Galaxy 11 x 14 Print by Kevin Boucher using Kodak metallic paper with polystyrene backing. Frame and hanging materials not included.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Recently it was estimated to be 23 million light-years from our
Milky Way Galaxy. The companion galaxy interacting with M51 (bright area on left side of spiral) is called NGC 5195. Because these two galaxies are gravitationally affecting each other, massive star formation has been triggered in both galaxies.
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