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This image from NASA's Spitzer and GALEX shows the Helix nebula, a dying star throwing a cosmic tantrum. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense UV radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.
This image from NASA's Spitzer and GALEX shows the Helix nebula, a dying star throwing a cosmic tantrum. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense UV radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.

The Helix Nebula: Unraveling at the Seams

This image from NASA's Spitzer and GALEX shows the Helix nebula, a dying star throwing a cosmic tantrum. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense UV radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 6019 x 6019
ID#: PIA15817
Added: 2012-10-03

Views: 26035

The Helix Nebula: Unraveling at the Seams

This image from NASA's Spitzer and GALEX shows the Helix nebula, a dying star throwing a cosmic tantrum. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense UV radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.

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NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, displays its ultraviolet glow courtesy of NASA's GALEX. The Helix is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life.
NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, displays its ultraviolet glow courtesy of NASA's GALEX. The Helix is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life.

NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula

NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, displays its ultraviolet glow courtesy of NASA's GALEX. The Helix is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life.

Target: Helix Nebula
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2920 x 2920
ID#: PIA15658
Added: 2012-05-16

Views: 3666

NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula

NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, displays its ultraviolet glow courtesy of NASA's GALEX. The Helix is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life.

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A runaway star, called CW Leo, plowing through the depths of space and piling up interstellar material before it, can be seen in this ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
A runaway star, called CW Leo, plowing through the depths of space and piling up interstellar material before it, can be seen in this ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

CW Leo

A runaway star, called CW Leo, plowing through the depths of space and piling up interstellar material before it, can be seen in this ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

Target: CW Leo
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 8000 x 5000
ID#: PIA15417
Added: 2012-05-16

Views: 7495

CW Leo

A runaway star, called CW Leo, plowing through the depths of space and piling up interstellar material before it, can be seen in this ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

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Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.
Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.

Andromeda

Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.

Target: M31
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 9400 x 7000
ID#: PIA15416
Added: 2012-05-16

Views: 15813

Andromeda

Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.

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Time is running out for the galaxy NGC 3801, seen in this composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other instruments combining light from across the spectrum, ranging from ultraviolet to radio.
Time is running out for the galaxy NGC 3801, seen in this composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other instruments combining light from across the spectrum, ranging from ultraviolet to radio.

The Beginning of the End of Star Formation

Time is running out for the galaxy NGC 3801, seen in this composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other instruments combining light from across the spectrum, ranging from ultraviolet to radio.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1130 x 1130
ID#: PIA15419
Added: 2012-04-03

Views: 4134

The Beginning of the End of Star Formation

Time is running out for the galaxy NGC 3801, seen in this composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other instruments combining light from across the spectrum, ranging from ultraviolet to radio.

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Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away.
Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away.

Cygnus Loop Nebula

Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 6000 x 6000
ID#: PIA15415
Added: 2012-03-22

Views: 21708

Cygnus Loop Nebula

Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The nebula lies about 1,500 light-years away.

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This montage combines observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft showing three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic 'train wrecks.'
This montage combines observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft showing three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic 'train wrecks.'

Galactic Train Wrecks

This montage combines observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft showing three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic 'train wrecks.'

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2853 x 1903
ID#: PIA14097
Added: 2011-05-25

Views: 4184

Galactic Train Wrecks

This montage combines observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft showing three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic 'train wrecks.'

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These postage-stamp images taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer are helping to solve a mystery -- why do the littlest of galaxies produce the biggest of star explosions, or supernovae?
These postage-stamp images taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer are helping to solve a mystery -- why do the littlest of galaxies produce the biggest of star explosions, or supernovae?

Little Galaxies Pack a Big Punch

These postage-stamp images taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer are helping to solve a mystery -- why do the littlest of galaxies produce the biggest of star explosions, or supernovae?

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2004 x 1004
ID#: PIA14090
Added: 2011-04-21

Views: 4022

Little Galaxies Pack a Big Punch

These postage-stamp images taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer are helping to solve a mystery -- why do the littlest of galaxies produce the biggest of star explosions, or supernovae?

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Astronomers have found unexpected rings and arcs of ultraviolet light around a selection of galaxies, four of which are shown here as viewed by NASA's and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers have found unexpected rings and arcs of ultraviolet light around a selection of galaxies, four of which are shown here as viewed by NASA's and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope.

Ultraviolet Ring Around the Galaxies

Astronomers have found unexpected rings and arcs of ultraviolet light around a selection of galaxies, four of which are shown here as viewed by NASA's and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2400 x 1600
ID#: PIA13318
Added: 2010-08-11

Views: 3478

Ultraviolet Ring Around the Galaxies

Astronomers have found unexpected rings and arcs of ultraviolet light around a selection of galaxies, four of which are shown here as viewed by NASA's and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope.

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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found a tail behind a galaxy called IC 3418. This star-studded tail was created as the galaxy plunged into gas in a family of galaxies known as the Virgo cluster.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found a tail behind a galaxy called IC 3418. This star-studded tail was created as the galaxy plunged into gas in a family of galaxies known as the Virgo cluster.

Now You See a Tail, Now You Don't

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found a tail behind a galaxy called IC 3418. This star-studded tail was created as the galaxy plunged into gas in a family of galaxies known as the Virgo cluster.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 3790 x 1890
ID#: PIA13192
Added: 2010-06-17

Views: 4225

Now You See a Tail, Now You Don't

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found a tail behind a galaxy called IC 3418. This star-studded tail was created as the galaxy plunged into gas in a family of galaxies known as the Virgo cluster.

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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.

Target: M33
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 4402 x 4402
ID#: PIA12000
Added: 2009-04-28

Views: 4902

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.

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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

Target: M33
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2228 x 3462
ID#: PIA11999
Added: 2009-04-28

Views: 5490

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

Target: M33
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2228 x 3462
ID#: PIA11998
Added: 2009-04-28

Views: 5232

NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space. Pictured here, the galaxy NGC598 known as M33.

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This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 3242, a planetary nebula frequently referred to as 'Jupiter's Ghost.' The small circular white and blue area at the center of the image is the well-known portion of the nebula.
This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 3242, a planetary nebula frequently referred to as 'Jupiter's Ghost.' The small circular white and blue area at the center of the image is the well-known portion of the nebula.

The Extended Region Around the Planetary Nebula NGC 3242

This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 3242, a planetary nebula frequently referred to as 'Jupiter's Ghost.' The small circular white and blue area at the center of the image is the well-known portion of the nebula.

Target: NGC 3242
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2240 x 2240
ID#: PIA11968
Added: 2009-04-03

Views: 5498

The Extended Region Around the Planetary Nebula NGC 3242

This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 3242, a planetary nebula frequently referred to as 'Jupiter's Ghost.' The small circular white and blue area at the center of the image is the well-known portion of the nebula.

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The 'Ghost of Mirach' galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach -— a galaxy called NGC 404.
The 'Ghost of Mirach' galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach -— a galaxy called NGC 404.

'Ghost of Mirach' Rears its Spooky Head

The 'Ghost of Mirach' galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach -— a galaxy called NGC 404.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 5400 x 2700
ID#: PIA11393
Added: 2008-10-31

Views: 2765

'Ghost of Mirach' Rears its Spooky Head

The 'Ghost of Mirach' galaxy is shown in visible light on the left, and in ultraviolet as seen by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer on the right. The fields of view are identical in both pictures, with the Ghost of Mirach -— a galaxy called NGC 404.

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A composite image of M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, shows the majesty of its structure in a dramatic new way through several of NASA's orbiting observatories
A composite image of M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, shows the majesty of its structure in a dramatic new way through several of NASA's orbiting observatories

A Classic Beauty

A composite image of M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, shows the majesty of its structure in a dramatic new way through several of NASA's orbiting observatories

Target: M51
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1978 x 2850
ID#: PIA10200
Added: 2007-12-13

Views: 6137

A Classic Beauty

A composite image of M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, shows the majesty of its structure in a dramatic new way through several of NASA's orbiting observatories

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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.

NGC 1316

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1200 x 1200
ID#: PIA10116
Added: 2007-11-14

Views: 2303

NGC 1316

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.

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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569 in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569 in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.

NGC 4569

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569 in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1122 x 1122
ID#: PIA10115
Added: 2007-11-14

Views: 2746

NGC 4569

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569 in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.

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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.

NGC 1291

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1012 x 1012
ID#: PIA10114
Added: 2007-11-14

Views: 2841

NGC 1291

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.

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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.

NGC 300

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1333 x 1063
ID#: PIA10113
Added: 2007-11-14

Views: 3478

NGC 300

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.

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This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

A Real Shooting Star (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

Target: Mira
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 717 x 478
ID#: PIA09960
Added: 2007-08-15

Views: 4714

A Real Shooting Star (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

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New ultraviolet images from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
New ultraviolet images from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

Mira Soars Through the Sky

New ultraviolet images from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

Target: Mira
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 6000 x 1500
ID#: PIA09958
Added: 2007-08-15

Views: 7637

Mira Soars Through the Sky

New ultraviolet images from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'

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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira -- a star that has been studied thoroughly for about 400 years.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira -- a star that has been studied thoroughly for about 400 years.

Mira's Tail There All Along

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira -- a star that has been studied thoroughly for about 400 years.

Target: Mira
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1569 x 1600
ID#: PIA09961
Added: 2007-08-15

Views: 2528

Mira's Tail There All Along

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira -- a star that has been studied thoroughly for about 400 years.

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A close-up view of a star racing through space faster than a speeding bullet can be seen in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star is called Mira (pronounced My-rah).
A close-up view of a star racing through space faster than a speeding bullet can be seen in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star is called Mira (pronounced My-rah).

Anatomy of a Shooting Star

A close-up view of a star racing through space faster than a speeding bullet can be seen in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star is called Mira (pronounced My-rah).

Target: Mira
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 1569 x 800
ID#: PIA09959
Added: 2007-08-15

Views: 8598

Anatomy of a Shooting Star

A close-up view of a star racing through space faster than a speeding bullet can be seen in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star is called Mira (pronounced My-rah).

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NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

Chaos at the Heart of Orion

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 6000 x 6000
ID#: PIA01322
Added: 2006-11-07

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Chaos at the Heart of Orion

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula.

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