This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (left) and visual image (right) of the face on barred and ringed spiral galaxy NGC 3351 (M95).
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Face on Barred and Ringed Spiral Galaxy NGC 3351

Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the face on barred and ringed spiral galaxy NGC 3351 (M95). The morphological appearance of a galaxy can change dramatically between visual and ultraviolet wavelengths. In the case of M95, the nucleus and bar dominate the visual image. In the ultraviolet, the bar is not even visible and the ring and spiral arms dominate.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07909

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
NGC 335

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

Size:
1216 x 608 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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2,717

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07909.tif (2.22 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07909.jpg (0.09 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC