Data from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) Mission (launched April 28, 2003)
GALEX project information[edit | edit source]
GALEX is the first Space Ultraviolet sky survey. Data from two wavelengths of light (135-175 nm and 175-280 nm) are being collected and made public. The measured UV properties of galaxies will be used to estimate star formation rates in galaxies. The goal is to map the history of star formation in the universe over the red shift range zero to two. The GALEX mission includes an Associate Investigator program for supporting data analysis. GALEX data are available in a large archive available to the entire astronomical community and to the general public. This supports a wide variety of investigations of the data from the UV sky survey.