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Blue Dwarf Galaxy
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Blue Dwarf Galaxy

November 20, 2004
Image shows a composite color-coded image of the small starburst galaxy NGC 5253, at a distance of 11 million light-years. It is based on one near-infrared image (in the K-band at wavelength 2.16 μm; here coded red) obtained with the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) and two images in the visual spectral region (V- (0.55 μm) and I-bands (0.79 μm), here blue and green, respectively) with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The image covers 80 x 80 arcseconds on the sky.