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May 31, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-16

Hubble Unveils a Galaxy in Living Color

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Image: NGC 1512 in Multiple Wavelengths

NGC 1512 in Multiple Wavelengths

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Astronomers used this panel of single-color images to construct the colorful picture of the ring of star clusters surrounding the core of the galaxy NGC 1512. These pictures were taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Faint Object Camera (FOC), Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).

Each image represents a specific color or wavelength region of the spectrum, from ultraviolet to near infrared, and shows the wide wavelength region covered by Hubble. Celestial bodies emit light in a variety of wavelengths, anywhere from gamma rays to radio waves. Astronomers chose these colors to emphasize important details in the ring of young star clusters surrounding the core.

Object Name: NGC 1512

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

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

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Galaxy NGC 1512 in Ultraviolet Light Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy NGC 1512 in Ultraviolet Light Galaxy NGC 1512 in Near-Ultraviolet Light Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy NGC 1512 in Near-Ultraviolet Light Galaxy NGC 1512 in Visible Light Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy NGC 1512 in Visible Light Galaxy NGC 1512 in Visible Light Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy NGC 1512 in Visible Light NGC 1512 in Near-Infrared Light Image Type: Astronomical NGC 1512 in Near-Infrared Light Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512 in Infrared Light Image Type: Astronomical Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512 in Infrared Light Galaxy NGC 1512 in Infrared Light Image Type: Astronomical Galaxy NGC 1512 in Infrared Light

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