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M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy space wallpaper
The face-on spiral galaxy M101, or the Pinwheel Galaxy, is seen at ultraviolet and optical wavelengths in this amazing space wallpaper taken by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope. This image was released June 10, 2013. (Image credit: ESA/XMM & R. Willatt)

The face-on spiral galaxy M101, or the Pinwheel Galaxy, is seen at ultraviolet and optical wavelengths in this amazing space wallpaper taken by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope. This image was released June 10, 2013.

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