The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) lithograph
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This “face on” view of M101, nicknamed the Pinwheel Galaxy, showcases a spiral galaxy’s well-known features.
- Facts of interest about the image
The text points out the well-defined arms and other typical spiral
galaxy features visible in the image and gives an idea of the
size of the galaxy.
- Classroom activity
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
of the Pinwheel Galaxy lithograph (566KB)
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