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A Real Lighting Ceremony
 
The Hubble Space Telescope sent an early holiday greeting with an image of the nearby spiral galaxy Messier 74. The "grand-design" spiral galaxy, also called NGC 628, has perfectly symmetrical spiral arms containing clusters of young blue stars. The galaxy contains roughly 100 billion stars overall, slightly smaller than the Milky Way.
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