This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the large face on spiral galaxy NGC 3344. The inner spiral arms are wrapped so tightly that they are difficult to distinguish.
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Large Face on Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344

Ultraviolet image of the large face on spiral galaxy NGC 3344. The inner spiral arms are wrapped so tightly that they are difficult to distinguish.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07904

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
NGC 3344

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07904.tif (1.32 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07904.jpg (0.05 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC