|M74 is one of the dimmer galaxies in the Messier catalogue. The galaxy
is estimated to be 35 million light years away and about the same size as
our own galaxy (100,000 light years across). Many bright pink spots line
the blue spiral arms. These pink regions are the stellar nurseries from which
the bright blue stars in the spiral arms are born.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Paul Mortfield and Deitmar Kupke/Flynn Haase/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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