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January 5, 2015 05:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2015-02

Hubble's High-Definition Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy


Image: Annotated Close-up of Andromeda

Annotated Close-up of Andromeda

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In this detailed image of the Hubble Space Telescope M31 PHAT mosaic image, several object types are labeled, including dust lanes, stellar clusters, Milky Way stars, and star-forming regions. This image is a small section of the full mosaic that includes near-ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared observations obtained with the Wide Field Camera 3

Object Names: M31, Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 224

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI/AURA)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), and the PHAT team


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