Hubble Views Stellar Genesis in the Southern Pinwheel (Pan and Zoom)
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.
Publication: January 9, 2014