astronomyblog: Messier 82 is a starburst gala…

astronomyblog:

Messier 82 is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and has a center one hundred times more luminous than our galaxy’s center.

Image credit: NASA/ESA & Hubble