Hubble Space Telescope spots a festive gathering of spiral galaxies (image)

Hubble spied a collection of spiral galaxies, located at various distances from Earth and gathered for a stunning festive image released on Christmas Day.

The largest galaxy in the Hubble Space Telescope image from Monday (Dec. 25) is NGC 1356, which can be seen on the right side of the picture. This spiral galaxy is located 550 million light years from Earth, and can be seen in the constellation Horologium (the clock).