A mere 46 million light-years distant, spiral galaxy NGC 2841
can be found in the northern constellation of
This sharp view of the gorgeous
shows off a striking yellow nucleus and galactic disk.
Dust lanes, small, pink star-forming regions, and young blue star clusters
are embedded in the patchy, tightly
In contrast, many other spirals
exhibit grand, sweeping
arms with large star-forming regions.
NGC 2841 has a diameter of over 150,000 light-years, even larger than
Milky Way, but this
close-up Hubble image spans about
34,000 light-years along the the galaxy's inner region.
suggest that resulting winds and stellar explosions create
plumes of hot gas extending into a halo around NGC 2841.
ESA, and the