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  • Image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft and the Cerro Tololo International Observatory.

    A Lesson in Counting Stars

    These two photographs were made by combining data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft and the Cerro Tololo International Observatory in Chile.

  • GALEX-Spitzer 4 channel image

    NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

    NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission celebrates its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.

  • GALEX-Spitzer 3 channel image

    NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

    This image is a blend of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer’s M33 image and another taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

  • Image of Galaxy M33 taken by GALEX

    Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

    NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission marks its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its ultraviolet telescope.

  • side-by-side image of Galaxy M33 taken by GALEX and comparison image taken by GALEX-Spitzer 4 channel

    NASA's Galaxy Mission Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

    In these side-by-side images of M33, the ultraviolet image on the left was taken by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, while the ultraviolet and infrared image on the right is a blend of the mission's M33 image and another taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

  • NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer

    The Extended Region Around the Planetary Nebula NGC 3242

    This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 3242, a planetary nebula frequently referred to as "Jupiter's Ghost."

  • dwarf galaxies forming

    Seeing Baby Dwarf Galaxies

    The unique ultraviolet vision reveals, for the first time, dwarf galaxies forming out of nothing more than pristine gas likely leftover from the early universe.

  • Ghost of Mirach

    'Ghost of Mirach' Rears its Spooky Head

    The "Ghost of Mirach" galaxy, as seen in the ultraviolet.

  • ultraviolet view of M106

    A Cosmic Embrace

    From 22 light-years away, galaxy M106 extends two ultraviolet-bright spiral arms in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

  • Portrait of a Galaxy's Life

    Portrait of a Galaxy's Life

    New evidence from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer supports the long-held notion that many galaxies begin life as smaller spirals before transforming into larger, elliptical-shaped galaxies.

  • This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300

    NGC 300

    This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 300, located about seven million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor.

  • This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291

    NGC 1291

    This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eradinus.

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

    NGC 4569

    This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 4569, located about four million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.

  • This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316

    NGC 1316

    This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1316, located about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax.

  • still from animation showing Mira and its tail

    A Real Shooting Star

    This artist's animation illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake.

  • speeding bullet

    Supersonic Bullet

    A bullet traveling through air at about 1.5 times the speed of sound can be seen in this image.

  • visibile and ultraviolet views of Mira

    Mira's Tail There All Along

    NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira.

  • timeline of Mira

    Evolution of Mira's Enormous Tail

  • two views of Mira

    Mira Soars Through the Sky

  • close-up of Mira

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No It's Mira!