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Macy's Takes Window Shoppers on Cosmic Christmas Journey in NYC

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Macy's Christmas window display features a cosmic theme in 2014. (Image credit: <a href="https://twitter.com/neiltyson">Neil deGrasse Tyson Twitter</a>)

A Christmas tradition in New York City has taken on a decidedly cosmic twist at Macy's.

Macy's famous holiday window display for 2014 follows the life of a child named Alex on a trip through the solar system on Santa's interplanetary sleigh. Alex flies by Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and he even zooms past an astronaut on the moon during his Christmas journey through the universe.

Astrophysicist and "Cosmos" reboot host Neil deGrasse Tyson posted pictures on Twitter as he toured the Macy's windows on Dec. 23. "My Room looked something like this at his age," Tyson wrote on Twitter Tuesday (Dec. 23). "Kudos this season to @Macys Cosmic [Christmas Windows]." Read through all of Tyson's tweets here: https://twitter.com/neiltyson, and scroll down to see more images:

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Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.