Hubble WFC3 Spiral Galaxy M83 Zoom Animation

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Duration: 30 seconds

The magnificent spiral galaxy M83 lies 15 million light-years away in the southern sky. Peering into one of the galaxy's spiral arms, the Hubble Space Telescope's new Wide Field Camera 3 is giving astronomers a detailed new look at the firestorm of star birth taking place in the galaxy. Stars are born in huge reddish nebulae and emerge as brilliant blue star clusters.

Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Spiral Galaxies


Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: November 5, 2009

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