Ultraviolet images such as this one from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer suggest the M83 has unusual pockets of star formation separated by large distances from the spiral arms in the main disk of the galaxy.
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'Southern Pinwheel' Galaxy M83

GALEX ultraviolet images suggest the M83 has unusual pockets of star formation separated by large distances from the spiral arms in the main disk of the galaxy.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07903

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
M83

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07903.tif (4.66 MB)

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PIA07903.jpg (0.28 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC