Is this galaxy too hot for its own good?

Check out this brilliant image of spiral galaxy NGC 2841, from the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3. This galaxy has an unusually low rate of star creation — you can tell by the absence of the pinkish glow of emission nebulae, which would indicate new star birth. What's going on? NASA explains: » 2/18/11 8:00am 2/18/11 8:00am

This Sparkling Galaxy Hides A Stellar Secret

This spiral galaxy, NGC 2841, is helping NASA solve a huge mystery: why do galaxies look so smooth, with such an even distribution of stars? » 5/04/09 8:30am 5/04/09 8:30am