The giant galaxy in Andromeda is a favorite target of amateur astronomers, and it is the most distant object viewable with the naked eye. Of course, amateur telescopes can’t hope to gather nearly as much information as the telescopes NASA uses.
In this false color composite image of andromeda, NASA has combined information from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope to reveal details of the Andromeda galaxy. This image is a false color composite comprised of data from Galaxy Evolution Explorer’s far-ultraviolet detector (blue), near-ultraviolet detector (green), and Spitzer’s multiband imaging photometer at 24 microns (red).
Read the NASA press release.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL – Caltech