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The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy that is relatively close to Earth — about 30 million light-years away. It is visible in the northern constellation Canes Venatici, just southeast of the Big Dipper. Among astrophysicists, one of the Whirlpool's highlights is the abundance of supernovas star explosions that have been recorded there in recent years.
It also is noted for its closeness to companion galaxy NGCwhich may be affecting the structure of the Whirlpool itself. M51 was first catalogued by Charles Messier in while the astronomer was plotting objects in the sky that could confuse comet-hunters. It would take about 70 years to learn more about the fuzzy object's structure, however.
It was first discerned by William Parsons, using a inch reflector telescope in Parsons' discovery was the first so-called "spiral nebula" ever discovered, and in the five years following he found 14 more of these objectsaccording to the STScI. It was unclear for decades if these objects were a part of the Milky Way Galaxy or things that were independent of that.
It wasn't until Edwin Hubble used Cepheid variable stars to chart cosmic distances in M31 the Andromeda Whirpool Of Youth - Out Of City - Galactica in the s that astronomers understood they were actually distant galaxies.
There's been a veritable cornucopia of supernovas in Salva Mea (Short Edit) - Various - Maxi Dance Sensation 23 Whirlpool in recent years. Skywatchers recorded supernovas inand The latest supernova, called Optimistique-Moi (Junior Jack Psycho Vocal Mix) - Mylene Farmer* - MP3 dh, was at its brightest in June before slipping back into obscurity.
After the event, astronomers scoured older pictures to see if they could find the source of the explosion. They narrowed their search to a yellow supergiant star visible in Hubble Space Telescope pictures that was there before the explosion, and appears to be missing afterwards.
While most yellow supergiants aren't expected to go supernova when they finish out their lives, the team said it's possible that the star was actually a binary star.
The other star would have been a bluer, hotter star that was close Pimpers Paradise - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising to pull some of the yellow supergiant's mass away. Given enough time, this would have destabilized the star and caused the explosion, astronomers said. The blue star wasn't spotted in Hubble photos, but astronomers added that it is likely best visible in ultraviolet light — a band of light that Hubble does not look at.
The group said this could be because of what they termed a "close encounter" with its companion galaxyNGC The waves are like ripples in a pond generated when a rock is thrown in the water," STScI stated. The dark dusty material looks like gathering storm clouds. These dense clouds collapse, creating a wake of star birth.
Over time, the biggest stars would then radiate Whirpool Of Youth - Out Of City - Galactica the surrounding gas, leaving behind blue star clusters that are easily visible in the Whirlpool's arms, STScI added. More generally, the fact that the galaxy is so close by allows astronomers to look at its structure and way it forms stars, with the aim of extrapolating that understanding to other galaxies.
The space telescope observed X-ray sources in the galaxy's region, racking up about five times the number of sources observed in previous studies. At least 10 of these sources are believed to come from black holes. With the rise of inexpensive and powerful camera equipment, the Whirlpool is becoming a popular target for amateur astronomers. Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more!
And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community space. The image was obtained April-May The Whirlpool galaxy M51 before left and after right the eruption of supernova SN dh in May The image on the left was taken inand on the right July 8th, Image credit: Conrad Jung Supernova bonanza There's been a veritable cornucopia of supernovas in the Whirlpool in recent years.
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