Living Cosmic Fossil imaged by UVIT

WLM (Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte) is a dwarf irregular galaxy of the Local Group located at a distance of 995 kpc. The galaxy is known as ’living cosmic fossil’ as it has formed during the early epoch of universe and has not interacted with other galaxy so far. The bright blue sources are the recent star forming regions of the galaxy. The point sources seen in the image are actually star clusters or stellar groups of the galaxy. This is a false color composite image of the galaxy where FUV and NUV are displayed by blue and yellow color respectively.

Credits: UVIT Team/ISRO/CSA