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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
ID#: PIA13318
Added: 2010-08-11

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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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The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink

The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

Target: Messier 81
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: GALEX Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA09579
Added: 2007-06-01

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M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink

The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

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This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.
This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.

A Stellar Ripple

This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.

Target: Cartwheel Galaxy
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Chandra X-ray Telescope, GALEX Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), Visible Light
ID#: PIA03296
Added: 2006-01-11

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A Stellar Ripple

This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy, where the first ripple appears as an ultraviolet-bright blue outer ring.

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