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NGC 4569
11.14.07
 
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569

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This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569, located about four million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. It is one of the largest and brightest spiral galaxies found in the Virgo cluster of galaxies, the nearest major galaxy cluster to our Milky Way galaxy.

Blue represents ultraviolet light captured by the telescope's long-wavelength detector. Green shows ultraviolet light from the short-wavelength detector, and red shows red visible light from the Palomar 1.5-meter telescope, near San Diego.

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer data was taken in March 2004.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Palomar