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NGC 2683 by Nikolaus Sulzenauer Picture 01 NGC 2683 IVU IVU

Modern galactic Evolution in the "UFO Galaxy" NGC 2683
NGC 2683 is often called UFO galaxy because of its UFO-like central bulge, which is a phenomenon of blurred-together starlight of a myriad stars. Viewed face-on, NGC 2683 would look like the digit 8. Its bulge is strangely peanut-shaped. This ageing galaxy is an isolated member of the Virgo Supercluster. IVU picture: (I) infrared, (V) visible light and (U) ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Raw data: HST via HLA, NASA/ESA. NED Skyview Article Credits