File:M81 wide Galex.jpg

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Description M81 and Holberg IX are located approximately 12 million light-years away in the northern constellation Ursa Major. In addition to leading the GALEX observations of M81, Huchra and his team also took observations of the region with NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. By combining all these views of M81, Huchra hopes to gain a better understanding about how M81 has developed into the spiral galaxy we see today.
English: In a new ultraviolet image, the magnificent M81 spiral galaxy is shown at the center. The orbiting observatory spies the galaxy's "sizzling young starlets" as wisps of bluish-white swirling around a central golden glow. The tints of gold at M81's center come from a "senior citizen" population of smoldering stars.
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Source http://www.galex.caltech.edu/MEDIA/2007-02/introduction.html, http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2007-02r_img01.html
Author NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

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