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Messier Monday: The Pinwheel Galaxy, M101

Every object that we look at for Messier Monday has its own flavor, its own qualities, and its own unique characteristics. By far the most numerous of the 110 deep-sky objects making up the Messier ca... read more

Messier 33: 2nd-closest spiral galaxy

whose face-on orientation has given it the nickname Pinwheel Galaxy (another face-on spiral, Messier 101, also has this nickname). The Triangulum galaxy is the third-largest member of our Local ... read more

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

This is an uncommonly beautiful image of M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, captured by photographer John Purvis ... of galaxies lies in the direction of Ursa major. Although Charles Messier's assistant, Pier... read more

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ULX-1: Astronomers Discover Tiny, Strange Black Hole in Messier 101

Messier 101 (M101), also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy or NGC 5457, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major about 22 million light-years away from Earth. In 2004, Chandra and XMM-New... read more


The Pinwheel Galaxy Looks Amazing in New Image

... as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy because it is oftentimes mentioned in the same sentence as the Northern Pinwheel Galaxy, called Messier 101. They are however not at all related. What makes M83 so ... read more

Messier Monday: The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83

There are 27 spiral galaxies in the Messier Catalogue, and today I want to show you ... One of the closest face-on spirals to us, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy is about 55,000 light years across, with ... read more

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a National Unveiling of Spectacular Images

The selected sites will unveil a large, 9-square-foot print of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 that combines the optical view of ... stars and glowing gas that give the galaxy its nickname the Pinwheel ... read more

Hubble peers at a distinctly disorganized dwarf galaxy

... in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear), a constellation that is also home to the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101), the Owl Nebula (M97), Messier 81, Messier 82 and several other galaxies all pa... read more

Hubble images help pin down identity of August supernova's companion star

The supernova SN 2011fe discovered on August 24 was located in the Pinwheel Galaxy in the constellation of the Big Dipper (Ursa Major). (Image by B. J. Fulton, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope ... read more

UD students photograph exploding star in Pinwheel Galaxy

10:57 a.m., Oct. 7, 2011--In the Pinwheel Galaxy some ... that it is indeed a full-fledged galaxy. Mechain’s fellow astronomer Charles Messier would include it as an item, today still referred to as “ ... read more

No Organics Present in the Outskirts of Pinwheel Galaxy

Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located about 27 million light-years in the constellation Ursa Major, having a diameter about twice that of the Milky Way and contain... read more

Image: Hubble sees a dwarf galaxy shaped by a grand design

Credit: ESA/NASA (Phys.org) —The subject of this Hubble image is NGC 5474, a dwarf galaxy located 21 ... NGC 5474 itself is part of the Messier 101 Group. The brightest galaxy within this group is the ... read more



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