Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"X" Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

The universe is very interesting

From Hubblesite
"An immense ring of dust which fuels a massive black hole at the heart of the spiral galaxy M51, located 20 million light-years away. Surprisingly, they found that the ring is standing almost perpendicular to the relatively flat spiral galaxy, like a top spinning on its side with respect to the floor. Even more surprising is the discovery of a secondary ring or dust lane which is contrary to all expectations.

dunno looks like someone looking out a window to me.

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