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May 31, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-16

Hubble Unveils a Galaxy in Living Color


Image: Wide view of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512

Wide view of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512

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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.

Object Name: NGC 1512

Image Type: Astronomical

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


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