CWRU astronomers find new details in first known spiral galaxy

Cleveland OH (SPX) Feb 09, 2015

Case Western Reserve University astronomers peered deep into space to discover new features of a galaxy that’s been sketched and photographed for 170 years. The researchers were able to see faint plumes extending from the northeast and south of the nearby spiral galaxy M51a, also called the “Whirlpool Galaxy,” by taking what is essentially a photograph made by a 20-hour exposure.

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