Release Images

Release No.: 2007-12
For Release: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 8:00pm

GALEX Completes Four Star-Studded Years in Space

Messier 81

The spiral galaxy M81 shines brilliantly in this ultraviolet photograph from NASA's GALEX satellite. Young stars glow blue in the galaxy's spiral arms, while older, mature stars give the galaxy's center its yellow tint.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Huchra (CfA)