Picture of the M81 Galaxy

by Colm Byrne on Sunday, December 30th, 2012

m81-galaxy

Here’s an amazing picture of a spiral galaxy called Messier 81 or sometimes called M81 for short. The image was taken from NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

It’s in the Ursa Major constellation, which is about 12 million light-tears from Earth. You can actually see this galaxy from Earth with a telescope but this images really shows what it’s like.

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