PIA07909: Face on Barred and Ringed Spiral Galaxy NGC 3351
Target Name: NGC 335
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: GALEX Telescope
Product Size: 1216 x 608 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the face on barred and ringed spiral galaxy NGC 3351 (M95). The morphological appearance of a galaxy can change dramatically between visual and ultraviolet wavelengths. In the case of M95, the nucleus and bar dominate the visual image. In the ultraviolet, the bar is not even visible and the ring and spiral arms dominate.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05