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

In this infrared image, the Hubble telescope penetrates the dust seen in the WFPC2 picture to reveal more clusters of young stars. The bright blue dots represent young star clusters; the brightest of the red dots are young star clusters enshrouded in dust and visible only in the infrared image. The fainter red dots are older star clusters.


NASA, ESA, and C. Marcella Carollo (Columbia University)

About the Image

Release date:6 October 1999, 15:00
Related releases:heic9902
Size:256 x 256 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 36.18
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 28.34"
Field of view:0.32 x 0.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.0° left of vertical

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