The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and M51B or NGC 5195. Photo Credit: R. Jay GaBany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy AND http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy#mediaviewer/File:Messier51_sRGB.jpg
Whirlpool galaxy, also M51, with its companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5194. These two are interacting galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici.
This is a photo from the NASA-it shows what the Hubble Telescope found in the center of the Whirlpool Galaxy-How AWESOME is our God???
Whirlpool Galaxy Dotted with Black Holes by Shannon Hall on June 3, 2014
A composite image of M51, called the Whirlpool Galaxy, 30 million light years from Earth and 60 thousand light years across. The original images were taken with a telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, and the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo: NASA via The Telegraph)
Great heavy color--looks like it has so much gravitational pull it will pull me in like a turquoise "black hole." --Pia (Whirlpool galaxy (M51) is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Recently it was estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-yrs from the Milky Way Galaxy, but different methods yield distances between 15 & 35 million ly. Messier 51 is one of the best known galaxies.... The galaxy & its companion (NGC 5195) ...may even be seen with…
The Two-faced Whirlpool Galaxy by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr