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SPIRE spectrum of Messier 82

SPIRE spectrum of Messier 82

Date: 26 November 2009
Satellite: Herschel
Copyright: ESA and the SPIRE consortium

This is one of the early spectra obtained with the SPIRE fourier transform spectrometer on Herschel. It depicts the spectrum of M82, the nearest starburst galaxy. The accompanying image is a spectacular three-colour composite picture of the M81 and M82 pair of galaxies also obtained with the SPIRE camera.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Mar-2024 00:59 UT

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