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Caption: A composite color image of Himiko based on Hubble, Subaru, and Spitzer data. On the left is a Hubble image with the position of Himiko marked with a square. Top right is a close-up view of Himiko from Hubble showing infrared light captured at 0.98, 1.25, and 1.6 microns, and represented by blue, green, and red, respectively. Bottom right is a combination of Hubble, Subaru, and Spitzer images: the Hubble infrared bands are green, Lyman alpha emission is blue, and infrared 3.6 micron is red.
Credit: NASA, ESA, The University of Tokyo (M. Ouchi)
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