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Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)Instrument: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), Very Large Array (VLA) ID#: PIA20695
NASA's GALEX reveals the true nature of UGC 1382, dubbed the 'Frankenstein galaxy.' Scientists have discovered that UGC 1382 is a giant, and one of the largest isolated galaxies known.
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Two Galaxies Masquerading as One
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)Instrument: Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) ID#: PIA17556
New detailed radio data from the NRAO's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo (blue) is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.
Gorilla Black Hole in the Mist
Target: AMS08Mission: Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space TelescopeInstrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS), Very Large Array (VLA) ID#: PIA08001
This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a distant galaxy (yellow) that houses a quasar, a super-massive black hole circled by a ring, or torus, of gas and dust.