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November 29, 2007The spiral galaxy Messier 74 festively shines in a new composite image released on Thursday by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Earth observers see the spiral galaxy nearly face-on, which offers a perfect view of its dusty, symmetrical arms dotted with clusters of young stars (depicted above in blue). M74 lies about 32 million light-years away in the constellation PIsces.

Like a wreath hung with holiday lights, the galaxy appears to be adorned with bright clouds of hydrogen gas (shown in pink)regions where new stars are being formed.

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—Image courtesy NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
 
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