Southern Pinwheel
Southern Pinwheel
Southern Pinwheel
Southern Pinwheel

Southern Pinwheel

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