Hubble view of barred spiral galaxy Messier 83

This new Hubble image shows the scatterings of bright stars and thick dust that make up spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy. One of the largest and closest barred spirals to us, this galaxy is dramatic and mysterious; it has hosted a large number of supernova explosions, and appears to have a double nucleus lurking at its core.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgement: William Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

About the Image

Id:heic1403a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2014, 16:20
Related releases:heic1403
Size:11405 x 7419 px

About the Object

Name:M83, Messier 83
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:15 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
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547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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