Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin and Robert Gendler

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Awesome! This is amazing picture of M66 comes from the Hubble Space Telescope. Spiral galaxies are so beautiful and M66 is no exception. It’s as big as the Milky Way and it’s 35 million light years away.

Head down to Bad Astronomy where the Bad Astronomer takes an artistic look at this image and covers all the details.