About this image

Bright knots of glowing gas light up the arms of spiral galaxy M74, indicating a rich environment of star formation. Messier 74, also called NGC 628, is slightly smaller than our Milky Way.


Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration.