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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stunning high-resolution image of M101 as pictured by Hubble

Stunning high-resolution image of M101 as pictured by Hubble
Click on the image for full resolution (10.1 MB)

This new Hubble image reveals M101, the gigantic Pinwheel Galaxy, one of the best known examples of "grand design spirals", and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever taken with Hubble.
The full resolution image weighs 10.1 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: ESA and NASA
Acknowledgements: Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)
Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

2 comment(s):

Brent Clay said...

Darn Cool, thanks for posting.

silvia said...

thank you for sharing beautiful images of the Universe.

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