Active star-forming galaxy M82 in three wavelengths

lores[1]This image shows the active star-forming galaxy M82 in three wavelengths: UV (blue), near-infrared (green) and far-infrared (red). New research indicates that even in the early universe galaxies actively forming stars do so in the same general way, modulated by the amount of gas and dust they contain. To learn more visit the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Web site.
(Image credit: CfA and L.Lanz)

 

 

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