Illustration by NASA, ESA, and
L. Frattare (STScI; spectrum courtesy of NASA)
Composite of multi-wavelength images
of the active galaxy M82 from the three Great
Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra
X-Ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope.
X-ray data recorded by Chandra, courtesy of NASA/CXC/JHU/D.Strickland,
appears here in blue; infrared light recorded
by Spitzer, courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht
(University of Arizona), appears in red; Hubble's
observations (courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble
Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)) of hydrogen emission
appears in orange, and the bluest visible light
appears in yellow-green.
For more links to more
images of M82, cool movies,
animations, pan and zooms and Hubble Trivia,
visit the M82
release page at STScI.