The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

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  • Printed on thick, museum-quality, matte, acid-free, archival paper.
  • Frames are a lightweight black Alder with an acrylic front protector & include attached hanging hardware. 1" frame border / .75" thick.
  • Made and printed in the USA.

About the Poster

The large Whirlpool Galaxy (left) is known for its sharply defined spiral arms. Their prominence could be the result of the Whirlpool's gravitational tug-of-war with its smaller companion galaxy (right).

Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).