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This image of the spiral galaxy M81 was taken by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The spiral galaxy M81, located in the constellation Ursa Major is approximately 12 million light years from Earth. This stunning galaxy is also known as the NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy.

The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope image. Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (which also includes the Big Dipper).