Nasa / Space

Images from the Kepler, Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer space telescopes

Whirlpool Galaxy M51

What happens when you take an X-ray of the galaxy? The Chandra Space Telescope took this ultraviolet picture of the Whirlpool Galaxy M51.

Image credit: NASA

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dave.bailey
dave.bailey

I can't imagine that the total number of stars observable from our space telescopes is less than a dozen trillions. I expect that their number is a couple of magnitudes greater than that. It's awe inspiring!