Fast Facts: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982

Fast Facts: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982
Name Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982
Description

A face-on spiral galaxy

Location Found in the northern constellation Ursa Major
Distance from Earth About 68 million light-years from Earth
Size The disk of NGC 3982 is about 30,000 light-years across.
Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982

The bright pink regions seen in the image are glowing nebulae where stars have recently formed.

Fast Facts: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982