This infrared image from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope shows a galaxy that appears to be sizzling hot, with huge plumes of smoke swirling around it. The galaxy is known as Messier 82 or the Cigar galaxy.


  • Title: Smokin Hot Galaxy animation
  • Creator: IRAC image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona<br />Visible-Light Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/NOAO
  • Date Created: 2006-03-16
  • Rights: JPL

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