Messier 81 and Messier 82 Full Field of View
April 15, 2005
This ultraviolet image of Messier 81 and Messier 82 (M81 & M82), a pair of galaxies lying 10 Million Light Years distant, illustrates the satellite's unique window on the Universe. The diameter of the image on the sky is 1.2 degrees, or more than twice the diameter of the full moon.
Topics: Technology Internet, M81 Group, Extragalactic astronomy, Astronomy, Messier, Messier 82, Messier 81, Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Ursa Major constellation, Messier marathon, Unbarred spiral galaxies, Galaxy, Spiral galaxies