Where Stars are Born

Where Stars are Born

Did you get a chance to make your colorful GALEX galaxy montage?

These images show how a galaxy looks in ultraviolet light compared to visible light. Click ont he image for a bigger version and an explanation.

Spiral galaxy, two images.

M81, ultraviolet image on left, visible image on right. Credit: McGraw-Hill Observatory, Kitt Peak, Arizona, provided by Greg Bothum, Univ. of Oregon.

Two images of a galaxy, splotchy blue on left, barely visible on right.

Irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC.

Two images of a galaxy, oblong in shape, bright blue on left, fuzzy gray on right.

This is the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC 247. Credit: NASA/JPL/California Institute of Technology.

Two images of spiral galaxy.

This is nearby galaxy NGC 300. Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)

Two images of galaxy.

NGC 1291 is a barred ring galaxy. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC.

page published on May 5, 2011
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