Sunday, May 20, 2018

Across The Universe, Cont. -- A Star-Forming Galaxy

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From NASA/ ESA, May 17, 2018This image shows the galaxy NGC 6744, about 30 million light-years away. It is one of 50 galaxies observed as part of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby Universe, offering an extensive resource for understanding the complexities of star formation and galaxy evolution.

The image is a composite using both ultraviolet light and visible light, gathered with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Credit:  NASA, ESA, and the LEGUS team


DivaNewYork said...

This feature is the best way to start the week. Thanks, Hackie!

W. Hackwhacker said...

We'll keep it up then, Diva!

DivaNewYork said...

You rock, Hackie!