PIA10116: NGC 1316
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Product Size: 1200 x 1200 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The elliptical-shaped galaxy may be in the late stages of merging with a smaller companion galaxy.

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 Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile.

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer data was taken in December 2003.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/CTIO

Image Addition Date:
2007-11-14