Whirlpool Galaxy and Companion Galaxy lithograph PDF (916KB)
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as M51, and Companion Galaxy. The companion galaxy is believed to be responsible for much of the new star birth visible in the spiral arms.
- Facts of interest about the image
A labeled inset shows the regions described in the text.
- Classroom activity
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
of Whirlpool Galaxy and Companion Galaxy lithograph (916KB)
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