Hubble Views Stellar Genesis in the Southern Pinwheel (Pan and Zoom)

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Duration: 50 seconds

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope focused on the barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, located 15 million light-years away. By assembling a number of Hubble images, scientists have made a mosaic of the iconic galaxy. This image shows billions of stars at various stages of life spread across 50,000 light-years.

Galaxies, HD Video, Scientific Visualizations, Spiral Galaxies


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: January 9, 2014

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