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Silver Dollar galaxy

  • Photo owner: iSGTW
  • Date Taken: January 11, 1900 - 1:00am
  • Date Uploaded: October 26, 2009 - 1:03pm
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iSGTW story | Image courtesy of NASA and Montage.

By combining different images taken on different instruments and at different wavelengths, grid-enabled Montage software can create all-new views of the stars - including NGC 253, also known as the "Silver Dollar Galaxy."

This image was created with Montage, funded by the NASA's Earth Science Technology Office, Computation Technologies Project, under Cooperative Agreement Number NCC5-626 between NASA and the California Institute of Technology. Montage is maintained by the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive.