Friday, August 17, 2012

Down the Drain

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 5033, a nice spiral in the constellation of Canes Venatici. Ever notice how spiral galaxies from this angle resemble the whirlpools that form when you open the drain of your bathtub?


Paul Weimer said...

Indeed so.

I do like we have spiral galaxies at all sorts of angles. This angle gives a nice three dimensionality to the image.

Paul Weimer said...

I like how there are spiral galaxies at all orientations and angles.

This type is particularly nice for the three-dimensionality of the image.