Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1161898

Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1161898

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News release ID: STScI-2008-29
Release Date: Jul 29, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 1161898 is located 5.3 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Cosmology, COSMOS, Distant Galaxies, Galaxies, Observations, Spiral Galaxies, Survey


NASA, ESA, K. Sheth (Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology), and P. Capak and N. Scoville (California Institute of Technology)