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Whirlpool Galaxy discovered

Whirlpool Galaxy discovered

13 October, 1773

French astronomer Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy on 13th October 1773. It was the first spiral galaxy to be discovered. Messier is known for creating an astronomical catalog of celestial objects, primarily nebulae and star clusters.

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