Wide view of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512

Wide view of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512

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News release ID: STScI-2001-16
Release Date: May 31, 2001
Image Use: Copyright
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The NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 snapped this wide view of the nearby barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512. A wispy bar of material can barely be seen slicing vertically through the galaxy. The bar is funneling gas to the heart of the galaxy, fueling a ring of star birth. Blue-colored stars along the galaxy's outer edge trace the grand spiral arms.

Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Observations, Spiral Galaxies


NASA, ESA, and D. Maoz (Tel-Aviv University and Columbia University)