Spiral Galaxy NGC 3310

The central region of the 'star-burst' spiral galaxy NGC 3310 shows young and old stars evenly distributed. If this were the case with most galaxies, astronomers would be able to recognize faraway galaxies fairly easily. In most galaxies, however, the stars are segregated by age, making classifying the distant ones more difficult.

Credit:

Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), the Hubble mid-UV team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0104b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2001, 18:30
Size:766 x 748 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 10356+5345, NGC 3310
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

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