The stunning Whirlpool Galaxy is interacting with Galaxy NGC 5194 at over 27 million light years away.
It is estimated that these two interacting galaxies have collided a number of times, the last being around 500 million years ago when NGC 5195 passed through M51. The complex interactions of dust, gas and stars can still be seen stretching across space.
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