Multi-Wavelength With Insets
In this version, the insets above the composite show how each telescope individually views the Cartwheel galaxy. The colors represented in these insets do not correspond with the colors in the larger composite.
Seen at the top left, the Chandra X-ray Observatory's false color view of the Cartwheel galaxy was taken with the S-array on the telescope's Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer. In the larger composite, Chandra's X-ray data are also portrayed as purple.
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer's false color view (middle left) was taken with the telescope's Far Ultraviolet detector. The mission's contribution to the Cartwheel galaxy is shown as blue in the larger composite.
The Hubble Space Telescope's (middle right) false color view was taken with the B and I bands of the telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. In the larger composite, only Hubble's B-band visible light data are shown. The mission's contribution to the Cartwheel galaxy in the main image is depicted as green.
The Spitzer Space Telescope's false color view (top right) of the galaxy was taken at 8.0 microns with the telescope's Infrared Array Camera. In the larger composite, Spitzer's infrared observations are also shown as red.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/P. N. Appleton (SSC-Caltech)
January 11, 2006
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