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In the Arms of M83

In the Arms of M83 - galaxies, southern pinwheel, space, m83, stars, hydra, spiral
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Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. This cosmic close-up, a mosaic based on data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, traces dark dust and young, blue star clusters along prominent spiral arms that lend M83 its nickname, The Southern Pinwheel. Typically found near the edges of the thick dust lanes, a wealth of reddish star forming regions also suggest another popular moniker for M83, The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy. Dominated by light from older stars, the bright yellowish core of M83 lies at the upper right. The core is also bright at x-ray energies that reveal a high concentration of neutron stars and black holes left from an intense burst of star formation. In fact, M83 is a member of a group of galaxies that includes active galaxy Centaurus A. The close-up field of view spans over 25,000 light-years at the estimated distance of M83.
lara Uploaded by lara on . In the Arms of M83 - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: In the Arms of M83. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 868511. Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. This cosmic close-up, a mosaic based on data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, traces dark dust and young, blue star clusters along prominent spiral arms that lend M83 its nickname, The Southern Pinwheel. Typically found near the edges of the thick dust lanes, a wealth of reddish star forming regions also suggest another popular moniker for M83, The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy. Dominated by light from older stars, the bright yellowish core of M83 lies at the upper right. The core is also bright at x-ray energies that reveal a high concentration of neutron stars and black holes left from an intense burst of star formation. In fact, M83 is a member of a group of galaxies that includes active galaxy Centaurus A. The close-up field of view spans over 25,000 light-years at the estimated distance of M83. Rating: 4.4

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Talana
Posted by Talana on 11/21/11 at 04:26 PM
Wonderful, Larissa :) :) :)
tomd906
Posted by tomd906 on 11/11/11 at 03:47 PM
Another great universe wallpaper! Thanks for sharing and the info. +1fd
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Total Downloads: 595
Times Favorited: 10
Uploaded By: lara
Date Uploaded: November 11, 2011
Filename: M83_HSTgendler2400.jpg
Original Resolution: 2400x1410
File Size: 1.6MB
Category: Galaxies

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