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Barred Ring Galaxy NGC 1291
Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the barred ring galaxy NGC 1291. The visual image is dominated by the inner disk and bar. The ultraviolet image is dominated by the low surface brightness outer arms.
Target:NGC 1291Mission:Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)Spacecraft:GALEX OrbiterInstruments:GALEX Telescope
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