Release 24 of 105

Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

Release date: Feb 17, 2011 9:00 AM (EST)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841, which lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This image was taken in 2010 through four different filters on Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Wavelengths range from ultraviolet light through visible light to near-infrared light.