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'Whirlpool Galaxy' Photo

'Whirlpool Galaxy' Photo

A stunning view of the "Whirlpool Galaxy" (Messier 51) has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Some 30 million light-years from Earth, it was nicknamed 'Whirlpool' because of its swirling arms of stars and dust, and is thought to contain several black holes. More at

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