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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 ... read more

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

This is an uncommonly beautiful image of M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy ... are also several background galaxies in the full frame image as a large cluster of galaxies lies in the direction of Ursa major. ... read more

Hubble captures a dwarf galaxy in Messier 101 cluster

The constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear) is home to Messier 101, which astronomers have dubbed the Pinwheel Galaxy. Messier 101 is one of the biggest and brightest spiral galaxies in the night ... 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 ... read more

Pinwheel galaxy

the Pinwheel galaxy is an enormous collection of stars nearly twice the size of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is also known as M101, being one of the last entries in Charles Messier’s catalogue ... read more

Messier Monday: The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83

Vaclav Havel But the spiral is more than a metaphor or a mathematical shape, it's also the most common feature observed in the galaxies out there in the Universe. There are 27 spiral galaxies in the ... read more

A Milky Way-like galaxy (Messier 101) (image)

A Milky Way-like galaxy (Messier 101 ... galaxy, which is a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way galaxy. The Messier 101 has a pancake-like shape that we view face-on. This perspective shows off the ... read more

Giant of the Night Sky: Skywatcher Spots Colossal Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel Galaxy, which is also known as Messier 101 or NGC 5457, is a spiral galaxy 21 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy was first discovered by Pierre Méchain ... read more

"No Organics" Zone Circles Pinwheel

The Pinwheel galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 101, sports bright reddish edges in this new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Research from Spitzer has revealed that this outer red ... read more

Cosmic Easter Eggs: Start Your Spring Galaxy Hunt This Weekend

Many of the objects in Charles Messier's catalog are shown in ... Unfortunately, its galaxies are fairly hard to find. This is especially true of the famous Pinwheel Galaxy (M101), which, although ... read more

Pinwheel Galxy Distortion

The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101 is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Peering deep into the dim edges of a distorted pinwheel ... read more

How to Spot New Supernova in Nearby Galaxy

A type Ia supernova ... hence "M" (for Messier) 101. It was one of the first "spiral nebulas" identified as such, in 1851 by William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse. Today, M101 sometimes goes by the ... read more

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