Galaxies M81 and M82

Galaxies M81 and M82

R856/0056 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 82.2MB

Downloadable file size: 1.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Interacting galaxies M81 and M82, optical image. The much larger M81 (left) has passed very close to M82 (right) several times in the last few hundred million years. These interactions greatly distorted the shape of M82, which lies only 150,000 light years from M81. M82 is irregular in shape and is crossed by dark dust lanes, and has pronounced regions of starbirth activity. These galaxies lie around 12 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, bode's galaxy, distorted, distortion, duo, galaxy, gravitational, interacting, interaction, m81, m82, pair, space, spiral, spiral galaxy, spiralling, telescope, two, ursa major

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.