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Monday, August 04, 2003

JPL News Release - Intriguing Celestial Images Arrive from Galaxy Mission: "2003 News Releases
Intriguing Celestial Images Arrive from Galaxy Mission
July 25, 2003

Galaxy Centaurus A.

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NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer has beamed back revealing images of hundreds of galaxies to expectant astronomers, providing the first batch of data on star formation that they had hoped for.
The recent ultraviolet color images from the orbiting space telescope were taken between June 7 and June 23, 2003 and are available online at and
'The images clearly show active star formation in nearby galaxies, and large numbers of distant ultraviolet galaxies undergoing starbursts,' said Dr. Christopher Martin, the mission's principal investigator and an astrophysics professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, which leads the mission. 'This demonstrates that the Galaxy Evolution Explorer will be a powerful tool for studying star formation in galaxies near and far.' "

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