This galaxy can be located in the constellation of Hydra. It is a spectacular face-on spiral galaxy. The yellow central core consists of old stars while many young stars can be found on the blue spiral arms. There are also several red knots, which are actually gaseous nebulae, where active star formation is taking place. M83 is around 15 million light years from Earth, and it is moving away from us. The galaxy is also well known for numerous supernovae (total of 6 have been seen).

This image was taken on 27th March 2007 by C. K. Lim.  


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