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The glowing spiral arms of NGC 6744

The glowing spiral arms of NGC 6744

Date: 17 May 2018
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 6744
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and the LEGUS team

This image shows the galaxy NGC 6744, about 30 million light-years away. It is one of 50 galaxies observed as part of the Hubble Space Telescope's Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby Universe, offering an extensive resource for understanding the complexities of star formation and galaxy evolution.

The image is a composite using both ultraviolet light and visible light, gathered with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jul-2024 04:06 UT

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