A new study, led by California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has revealed more information about ULXs and data acquired from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped to identify a fourth ULX as a neutron star the first in in the Whirlpool galaxy
, also known as M51 and found new clues about how these objects can shine so brightly.
The sketch of the Whirlpool Galaxy
(M51) made by William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, in 1845, and placed opposite a full-color Hubble Space Telescope image of the same object, simply sings.
The phenomenon leads to the matter being blasted out into the interstellar medium from NGC 5195, which is in the process of merging with its larger neighbor NGC 5194, also called the Whirlpool Galaxy
We now know this galaxy is about 27 million light-years away and belongs to the M51 Group -- a group of galaxies, named after its brightest member, Messier 51, another spiral-shaped galaxy dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy
About 23million light years away lies the Whirlpool Galaxy
, a spiral disc of billions of stars, gas and dust.
The swirling stars in Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night'' may have been inspired by a telescopic image recorded in the late 1800s of the M51 nebula, a whirlpool galaxy
These include M51, the famous whirlpool galaxy
, and the grand design spiral galaxy M81 in Ursa Major, also known as Bodes galaxy.
Blazing across my TV screen in all its glory was the Whirlpool Galaxy
Located in Messier 51 (NGC 5194), the Whirlpool Galaxy
, the SN was quickly classified as a young Type IIb core collapse event and represents the third modern SN event that the galaxy has hosted (the two previous being the Type Ic SN 1994I and the Type IIP SN 2005cs).
SPIRALMANIA The slender arms of the Whirlpool galaxy
, M51a, appear to stretch through space like a spiral staircase.
Volunteers line up the night's wonders one by one: the Whirlpool Galaxy
, the Ring Nebula, a globular cluster in the constellation Hercules, a binary star system.
Popular shots include images of a whirlpool galaxy
and ring nebula, a blue mass of gas surrounded by striking yellow and orange.