Triple Scoop of Galactic Goodies

Triple Scoop of Galactic Goodies

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer dishes up a feast of cool cosmic treats from its first three years in orbit, including, left to right:

Star-sprinkled swirl: The Silver Dollar galaxy, one of the brightest, dustiest nearby galaxies, seen edge-on.

Double dip: A spiral galaxy's arms embrace an elliptical galaxy in a gravitational dance.

Constellation crunch: A trio of spiral galaxies in the constellation Virgo.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Release Date

July 28, 2006

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