M 83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy)

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The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 83 or NGC 5236) is an Sc-type grand design spiral galaxy about 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. Its resemblance with the Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 101) is the primary reason why Messier 83 is called the "Southern Pinwheel"

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