Hubblecast 11: A grand design in a galactic festoon

The galaxy Messier 74 lies at a distance of over 30 million light years. In this latest image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope the enormous swirls of this stunning spiral galaxy arc across space, adorned with glowing pink regions of hydrogen gas and lit by the pale blue light of millions of newly formed stars.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Dr. Robert Fosbury
Design: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen, Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematographer: Peter Rixner (
Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Will Gater
Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:29 November 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0719
Duration:05 m 44 s

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