Galaxy 2 wall quilt - inspiration for the kaleidescope quilt block challenge
Hydrogen in M51, NGC 5194. Perhaps the first spiral nebula, M51 is a large galaxy, over 60,000 ly across, with a readily apparent spiral structure. M51 is a part of a well-known interacting galaxy pair, its spiral arms and and dust lanes clearly sweeping in front of companion galaxy NGC 5195 (top).
NGC 3718 also called Arp is a galaxy located about 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation auras Major. It has a warped s-shape. and it's companion are physically related members of the auras Major Galaxy Cluster.
This diagram shows our cosmic address at a glance. We see our planetary system around the Sun, our stellar neighborhood in our galaxy, our galaxy in the local group of galaxies, and our group in the entire universe. Just how small we are!
The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.
Andromeda Galaxy (the Andromeda Galaxy is one of the closest Galaxy to us, scientists even believe that someday the Andromeda Galaxy will make a collision with our Milky way and completely destroy both of the Galaxies). I learned this on How The Universe