Spectacular Hubble image captures ‘grand spiral’ of the galaxy

This sky full of stars from the Hubble Space Telescope is, to quote Coldplay, a heavenly view.

It’s a galactic image from the telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys, focusing on NGC 3631. The spiral arms of the “Grand Design Spiral”, as this object is nicknamed, are absolutely brimming with starbirth.

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