NGC 1132 - Chandra X-Ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope
NGC 1132 - Chandra X-Ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope
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News release ID: STScI-2008-07
Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 combines an image from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory obtained in 2004 with images from the Hubble Space Telescope made in 2005 and 2006 in green and near-infrared light. The blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas. The giant foreground galaxy, numerous dwarf galaxies in its neighborhood, and many much more distant galaxies in the background are seen in visible light.


Tags
Astronomical, Elliptical Galaxies, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations

Credits

NASA, ESA, M. West (ESO, Chile), and CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.