Starry Bulges Yield Secrets to Galaxy Growth (Hubble WFPC2 View)

This visible-light picture is a close-up view of the galaxy's hub. The bright yellow orb is the nucleus. The dark material surrounding the orb is gas and dust that is being funneled into the central region by the bar. The blue regions pinpoint young star clusters.


NASA/ESA and John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

About the Image

Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:745 x 745 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 03317-3618, NGC 1365
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Bulge
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:60 million light years

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Position (RA):3 33 35.96
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 24.04"
Field of view:0.56 x 0.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 12.0° right of vertical

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