File:GALEX-NGC247.jpg

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English: This image of the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC 247 was taken by Galaxy Evolution Explorer on October 13, 2003, in a single orbit exposure of 1600 seconds. The region that looks like a "hole" in the upper part of the galaxy is a location with a deficit of gas and therefore a lower star formation rate and ultraviolet brightness. Optical images of this galaxy show a bright star on the southern edge. This star is faint and red in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer ultraviolet image, revealing that it is a foreground star in our Milky Way galaxy. The string of background galaxies to the North-East (upper left) of NGC 247 is 355 million light years from our Milky Way galaxy whereas NGC 247 is a mere 9 million light years away. The faint blue light that can be seen in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer image of the upper two of these background galaxies may indicate that they are in the process of merging together.
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Source http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04922
Author NASA/JPL-Caltech
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This image or video was catalogued by Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under Photo ID: PIA04922.

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current00:01, 9 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 00:01, 9 October 20161,488 × 1,501 (2.33 MB)SteinsplitterBotBot: Image rotated by 90°
14:43, 3 June 2005Thumbnail for version as of 14:43, 3 June 20051,501 × 1,501 (2.36 MB)CWitteNearby galaxy '''NGC 55''' Description and status can bee seen on the [http://www.galex.caltech.edu/index.html GALAX] home page: {{PD-USGov-NASA}} category:Galaxies

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