PIA10113: NGC 300
 Mission:  Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
 Spacecraft:  GALEX Orbiter
 Instrument:  Ultraviolet/Visible Camera 
 Product Size:  1333 x 1063 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  California Institute of Technology 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA10113.tif (4.255 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA10113.jpg (131.1 kB)

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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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