PIA07903: "Southern Pinwheel" Galaxy M83
Target Name: M83
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: GALEX Telescope
Product Size: 1245 x 1245 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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 Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05