Galaxy M83 Details
The Hubble Space Telescope had delivered the most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83. Nicknamed the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83 is undergoing more rapid star formation than our own Milky Way galaxy, especially in its nucleus. The image shows hundreds of young star clusters, ancient swarms of globular star clusters, and hundreds of thousands of individual stars, mostly blue supergiants and red supergiants. M83 is located approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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