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April 24, 2006 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-14

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Telescope!


Image: Nucleus of M82

Nucleus of M82

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The central "inner-city" portion of the galaxy showing the combined light of countless stars and revealing numerous star-forming clumps, dark red clouds of gas and dust obscuring the light from the galaxy's core, and an overall field of fainter resolved and unresolved red (cooler) and blue (hotter) stars.

Object Names: M82, NGC 3034

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Active Galaxy M82 Details Image Type: Astronomical Active Galaxy M82 DetailsPRC2006-14b Disk of M82 Image Type: Astronomical Disk of M82 Hydrogen Plume in M82 Image Type: Astronomical Hydrogen Plume in M82

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