Starry Bulges Yield Secrets to Galaxy Growth (Hubble and Ground-Based View)

Astronomers have combined information from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's visible- and infrared-light cameras to show the hearts of four spiral galaxies peppered with ancient populations of stars. The top row of pictures, taken by a ground-based telescope, represents complete views of each galaxy. The blue boxes outline the regions observed by the Hubble telescope.

Credit:

Allan Sandage (The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) and John Bedke (Computer Sciences Corporation and the Space Telescope Science Institute), NASA and John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NASA, ESA, and C. Marcella Carollo (Columbia University)

About the Image

Id:heic9902c
Type:Collage
Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:3001 x 2047 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5689, NGC 5838, NGC 5965, NGC 7537
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Bulge
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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