Spiral Galaxy M74

Spiral Galaxy M74

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News release ID: STScI-2007-41
Release Date: Nov 29, 2007
Image Use: Copyright
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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.

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