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Nasa reveals stunning image of ‘hypnotic spiral galaxy’

Nasa reveals stunning image of ‘hypnotic spiral galaxy’

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The US space agency took to Twitter to share an image of a stunning galaxy known as Messier 51 (M51), or the Whirlpool Galaxy.

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"Let yourself be whisked away by the Whirlpool Galaxy’s curving arms, pink star-forming regions, and brilliant blue strands of star clusters," Nasa officials tweeted.

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The image was taken in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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Nasa describes the Whirlpool Galaxy as possessing "beautifully curving arms, and brilliant blue strands of star clusters."

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Another interesting feature about M51 is that it produces regions of pink stars.

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The Whirlpool Galaxy is located about 31 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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