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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

M82 Before the Explosion

Caption: This Swift UVOT image shows M82 before the explosion and combines data acquired between 2007 and 2013. Mid-ultraviolet light is shown in blue, near-UV light in green, and visible light in red. The image is 17 arcminutes across, or slightly more than half the apparent diameter of a full moon.

Credit: NASA/Swift/P. Brown, TAMU

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