M101 composite image: Hubble data (green component)

The yellow colour is Hubble's view in visible light. Most of this light comes from stars, and they trace the same spiral structure as the dust lanes.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, K. Kuntz (JHU), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (Jet Propulsion Lab.), J. Mould (NOAO), Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana) and STScI

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0907d
Type:Observation
Release date:10 February 2009, 15:00
Size:1800 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:22 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.3 MB
Screensize JPEG
326.1 KB

Also see our