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.