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Located about 15 million light-years from the Sun is this nearby face-on barred spiral galaxy with a classic grand design form. It measures about 40 000 light-years, making it roughly 2.5 times smaller than our Milky Way Galaxy.

CREDIT: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R. Gendler, S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard) and C. Thöne.

Source:
http://www.eso.org/public/images/m83/