M81: GALEX image of M81

[GALEX image of M81]

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Huchra (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite has been used to obtain this spectacular false-color ultra-violet image of spiral galaxy M81, together with its companion Holmberg IX.

GALEX Press Release (May 1, 2007):
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/MEDIA/2007-02/

M81 and Holmberg IX page at SEDS:
http://www.seds.org/messier/more/m081_hom9.html

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