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News Release 412 of 1051

May 28, 2007 03:30 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-19

Hubble Photographs Grand Design Spiral Galaxy M81


Image: Hubble/GALEX/Spitzer Composite Image of M81

Hubble/GALEX/Spitzer Composite Image of M81

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This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometers). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum.

Object Names: M81, NGC 3031, Bode's Galaxy

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Hubble data: NASA, ESA, and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA, JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


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