The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

UVOT Image of M31

UVOT Mosaic of M31

This mosaic of M31 merges 330 individual images taken by the Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope aboard NASA's Swift spacecraft. It is the highest-resolution image of the galaxy ever recorded in the ultraviolet. The image shows a region 200,000 light-years wide and 100,000 light-years high (100 arcminutes by 50 arcminutes).

Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler (GSFC) and Erin Grand (UMCP)