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.
Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.