HST Image of M83 Central Region. This HST image reveals that there is active star formation in both the bright nucleus of M83 as well as farther out in the spiral arms where bluer stars are seen. In between the nucleus and the outer spiral arms, there is a greenish-colored, bar-shaped region. Astronomers believe this area contains middle-aged stars and that it is largely devoid of active star formation. Image field of view is 8.4 arcmin per side.
HST Close-up of M83 Nucleus. Image scale is 8.4 arcmin per side.
Credit for the images in this page: NASA/HST
Last Modification: July 20, 2003