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Ultraviolet Ring Around the Galaxies
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX),Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter,Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Size: 2400 x 1600
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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