Title
Subject
Whirlpool Galaxy
Description
A%20composite%20image%20of%20M51,%20also%20known%20as%20the%20Whirlpool%20Galaxy,%20shows%20a%20majestic%20spiral%20galaxy.%20Chandra%20finds%20point-like%20X-ray%20sources%20(purple)%20that%20are%20black%20holes%20and%20neutron%20stars%20in%20binary%20star%20systems,%20along%20with%20a%20diffuse%20glow%20of%20hot%20gas.%20Data%20from%20Hubble%20(green)%20and%20Spitzer%20(red)%20both%20highlight%20long%20lanes%20of%20stars%20and%20gas%20laced%20with%20dust.%20A%20view%20of%20M51%20with%20GALEX%20shows%20hot,%20young%20stars%20that%20produce%20lots%20of%20ultraviolet%20energy%20(blue).
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Chandra X-ray Observatory
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