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This galactic fireworks display is taking place in NGC 4258 (also known as M106), a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. This galaxy is famous, however, for something that our galaxy doesn't have -- two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical, and radio light.

Galactic pyrotechnics on display in nearby galaxy By Colin Jeffrey July 2014 The spiral galaxy NGC 4258 is ejecting gas and high-energy particles in a spectacular display of galactic power (Image: NASA/CXC/JPL- Caltech/STScI/NSF /NRAO/VLA)