PIA10113: NGC 300
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Product Size: 1333 x 1063 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a classic spiral galaxy with open arms and vigorous star formation throughout.

Blue represents ultraviolet light captured by the telescope's long-wavelength detector. Green shows ultraviolet light from the short-wavelength detector, and red shows red visible light from the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer data was taken in October 2003.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Las Campanas

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