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February 10, 2009 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-07

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with a National Unveiling of Spectacular Images

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Image: M101 Composite Image: Spitzer Data (Red Component)

M101 Composite Image: Spitzer Data (Red Component)

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The red color shows Spitzer's view in infrared light. It highlights the heat emitted by dust lanes in the galaxy where stars can form.

Object Names: M101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech, and K. Gordon (STScI)

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Montage Image: NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate the International Year of AstronomyPRC2009-07a Spitzer-Hubble-Chandra Composite of M101 Image Type: Astronomical Spitzer-Hubble-Chandra Composite of M101 M101 Composite Image: Hubble Data (Green Component) Image Type: Astronomical M101 Composite Image: Hubble Data (Green Component) M101 Composite Image: Chandra Data (Blue Component) Image Type: Astronomical M101 Composite Image: Chandra Data (Blue Component)

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