Am not sure if this has been posted here before, and apologies if it has, but found the most spellbinding image I’ve seen and had to share: A picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, captured by the Hubble Telescope.

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Is there an explanation as to why the center is so bright?

smorejuice

What a fantastic quality. Great picture, thanks alot

drevil1988

How deep in the image are these red giants? Or are those larger areas just illuminated red?

PoorEdgarDerby