JANUARY 9, 2014: The vibrant magentas and blues in this Hubble image of the barred spiral galaxy M83 reveal that the galaxy is ablaze with star formation. The galactic panorama unveils a tapestry of the drama of stellar birth and death. The galaxy, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, lies 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgement: W. Blair (STScI/Johns Hopkins University) and R. O'Connell (University of Virginia)
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