M82: Great Observatories Composite
Date: 24 April 2006
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Messier 82, M 82, Cigar Galaxy
Copyright: NASA, ESA, CXC, and JPL-Caltech
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Composite of images of the active galaxy Messier 82 from the three Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope. X-ray data recorded by Chandra appears here in blue, infrared light recorded by Spitzer appears in red. Hubble's observation of hydrogen emission appears in orange. Hubble's bluest observation appears in yellow-green.
Last Update: 1 September 2019