Optical-infrared panchromatic view of the Tadpole Galaxy (UGC10214),
the result of a collision between two galaxies.
Tidal forces during the merger result in the formation of
a tadpole-like tail.
The image is a composite combination of eight SWIRE bands
(ordered from blue to red colors):
U-band (0.35 µm), g-band (0.485 µm), r-band(0.62 µm) i-band ( 0.77 µm), IRAC-1 (3.6 µm), IRAC-2 (4.5 µm),
IRAC-4 (8.0 µm) and MIPS-1 (24 µm).
Click here for a larger image with maps of the individual bands shown on side panels.
Images by Dr. Tom Jarrett and the SWIRE team.
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