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February 17, 2011 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-06

Hubble Shows New Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841

A Hubble Heritage Release

February 17, 2011: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in this view of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841, which lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). This image was taken in 2010 through four different filters on Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. Wavelengths range from ultraviolet light through visible light to near-infrared light.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration