Unwinding M51: A Starry Spiral Revealed


Unwinding M51: A Starry Spiral Revealed

Astronomers have digitally transformed an iconic Hubble Space Telescope image to reveal the intricate structure of a grand spiral galaxy, M51.Using a mathematical technique known as logarithmic spiraling, the galaxy’s sweeping arms have been straightened into diagonal lines.

This transformation highlights the vibrant star formation along the arms, traced by pinkish regions and blue star clusters.

Notably, the companion galaxy NGC 5195 appears to interact with one of M51’s arms, influencing its path.

Logarithmic spirals, found throughout nature, also shape hurricanes and the trajectories of particles in bubble chambers.

This discovery underscores the universal prevalence of mathematical patterns in the cosmos.

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