About this Image
The many "personalities" of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this stunning space wallpaper, which is a composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
The wide, ultraviolet eyes of Galaxy Evolution Explorer reveal Andromeda's "fiery" nature -- hotter regions brimming with young and old stars. In contrast, Spitzer's super-sensitive infrared eyes show Andromeda's relatively "cool" side, which includes embryonic stars hidden in their dusty cocoons.
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