For their most recent album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, ethereal French pop band M83 has been releasing music videos starring a bunch of telekinetic children escaping from their grown-up pursuers. It's like Escape To Witch Mountain, but with guitars and synthesizers.
Messier 83 is one of the closest spiral galaxies in the night sky, located just 12 million light-years from Earth. Its unique properties have earned it two of the more evocative galactic nicknames: the Southern Pinwheel and the Thousand-Ruby Galaxy.
Baby stars spring to life at the supposedly desolate fringes of the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, also known as M83, in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. Up to 140,000 light years from the galaxy's center, the outer arms of its "pinwheel" shape seem to flap away from the center like "giant red…