NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals the center of the magnificent barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 in all wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared. The colors (which indicate differences in light intensity) map where newly born star clusters exist in both 'dusty' and 'clean' regions of the galaxy. NGC 1512 in the southern constellation of Horologium is located 30 million light-years away, relatively nearby as galaxies go, it is bright enough to be seen with amateur telescopes. The galaxy spans 70,000 light-years, nearly as much as our own Milky Way galaxy.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Maoz (Tel-Aviv University and Columbia University)