M51 Hubble Remix

One of many amazing images available from NASA’s website, this image shows a spiral structure that is over 60,000 light-years across. This sweep of cosmic beauty carries the engaging moniker NGC 5194 and shares space relatively near the handle of the Big Dipper.

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Image Credit: NASA, Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI). Additional Processing: Robert Gendler

via M51 Hubble Remix.