Thursday, February 17, 2011

HST's View of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

Today the Hubble Space Telescope team released this photo of spiral galaxy NGC 2841.

The galaxy is located some 46 million light years away in the direction of the constellation of Ursa Major. It is sporting beautiful, dusty spiral arms that are curiously lacking in the pinkish glow of the gas clouds that form new suns.

While you are here, why not click over to see an infrared view of this same galaxy taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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