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The Whirlpool Galaxy | UNAWE - silver-city.info

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Cecilia Scorza, EU-UNAWE Germany

The Whirlpool Galaxy

The spiral galaxy in this picture is called the Whirlpool Galaxy and it's home to some extremely bright X-ray sources called ULXs.

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X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/M. Brightman et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

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