PIA07907: Diverse Group of Galaxy Types, NGC 3190 Field
Target Name: NGC 3190
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: GALEX Telescope
Product Size: 936 x 936 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Ultraviolet image of a diverse group of galaxy types. NGC 3190 is a dusty edge on spiral galaxy. NGC 3187 is highly distorted. The two are separated by only 35 kilo-parsecs (about half the diameter of our own Milky Way galaxy). A ring, elliptical, and other irregular galaxies are also present.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05