The spiraling vortex of M81

This beautiful spiral galaxy M81 has a supermassive black hole at its centre with a mass 70 million times that of our Sun and fifteen times that of the black hole at the centre of our Milky Way.

For more information see the original image.

Credit:

NASAESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: A. Zezas and J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

About the Video

Id:heic0710a_fd
Release date:28 May 2007, 21:30
Related releases:heic0710
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Messier 81
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:Galaxies

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