Whirlpool Galaxy

My muse was the Whirlpool Galaxy. It was first discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier, who was charting the skies looking for objects that might be confused with comets The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, M51, also known as NGC 5194, is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.
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