Whirlpool Galaxy m51a art print

Brandywine General Store

$9.99 

A Museum Quality Art Print of the Whirlpool Galaxy m51a for sale by Brandywine General Store. Our premium archival artwork shows a beautiful white and purple spiral galaxy resembling a cyclone on earth. The Whirlpool Galaxy lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier, who was charting the skies looking for objects that might be confused with comets. This galaxy contains approximately 100 billion stars, the outer space formation is around 30,000 light years from Earth. Picture #60

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