|Distance from Earth||：||200 x 104 Light years|
|Detail||：||M82 is being distorted by the gravity of M81, a neighboring galaxy. One effect of this distortion is that the star formation rates in M82 an extremely high especially towards its center.
Constellations : Ursa Major
Images from Science Instruments
M 82 :Cigar Galaxy (Irregular Galaxy)
June 24, 2003
Last updated: February 25, 2021