Southern Pinwheel galaxy
Nicknamed the Southern Pinwheel, Messier 83 (or NGC 5236) is a stunning face-on spiral galaxy located about 15 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Hydra.
[Research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the NOIRlab news story Southern pinwheel galaxy, Messier 83. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 2, 2021)
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