Swift's UVOT acquired this image of Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) on April 1, 2012, when the comet was 142 million miles (229 million kilometers) away, or 636 times farther than the Moon. Red shows sunlight reflected from the comet's dust; violet shows ultraviolet light produced by hydroxyl (OH), a fragment of water. NGC 2895 is a barred spiral galaxy located 400 million miles away in the constellation Ursa Major. The UVOT image (outlined) is placed within a wider visible image of the region from the Digital Sky Survey.
NASA/Swift/D. Bodewits (UMD) and S. Immler (GSFC) and DSS/STScI/AURA