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Target: M31Mission: Herschel Space ObservatoryInstrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver Size: 2711 x 2920
In this new view of the Andromeda, also known as M31, galaxy from the Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet.
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Andromeda's Colorful Rings
Target: M31Mission: Herschel Space ObservatoryInstrument: Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver Size: 2800 x 1575
The ring-like swirls of dust filling the Andromeda galaxy stand out colorfully in this new image from the Herschel Space Observatory.
Target: M31Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)Spacecraft: GALEX OrbiterInstrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera Size: 9400 x 7000
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.
Amazing Andromeda in Red
Target: M31Mission: Spitzer Space TelescopeSpacecraft: Spitzer Space TelescopeInstrument: Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS) Size: 8193 x 2410
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured this stunning infrared view of the famous galaxy Messier 31, also known as Andromeda.