Classic Galaxy With Glamour

Classic Galaxy With Glamour

In a new ultraviolet image, the magnificent M81 spiral galaxy is shown at the center. The orbiting observatory spies the galaxy's "sizzling young starlets" as wisps of bluish-white swirling around a central golden glow. The tints of gold at M81's center come from a "senior citizen" population of smoldering stars.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

Release Date

May 1, 2007

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