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July 29, 2008 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-29

Barred Spiral Galaxies Are Latecomers to the Universe


Image: Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 2607238

Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 2607238STScI-PRC2008-29e

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Barred spiral galaxy COSMOS 2607238 is located 6.4 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is part of a landmark study of more than 2,000 spiral galaxies from the largest galaxy census conducted by the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The observations are part of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS). Astronomers assembled this image from observations taken between fall 2003 and spring 2005 with Hubble and the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Object Name: COSMOS 2607238

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Sheth (Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology), and P. Capak and N. Scoville (California Institute of Technology)


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: COSMOS Barred Spiral Galaxies Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration COSMOS Barred Spiral GalaxiesPRC2008-29a Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 3127341 Image Type: Astronomical Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 3127341PRC2008-29b Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1705033 Image Type: Astronomical Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1705033PRC2008-29c Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1161898 Image Type: Astronomical Barred Spiral Galaxy COSMOS 1161898PRC2008-29d

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