Algorithm to randomly generate 'spiral galaxy'

I'm trying to come up with an algorithm to randomly generate a spiral galaxy of stars.  Each star will be on a flat 2D plane of x,y coordinates.  This will be used in a computer game I'm making.

What would be my best route to generate this? Is there a type of fractal algorithm I could use somehow? Any thoughts?

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sdstuberCommented:
try using a few fractal ferns in rotation  If that ends up too full, or too symmetric you can tweak the algorithm to drop points randomly.
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