Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Through the years, the Hubble space telescope has been captivating fans of the universe with mind blowing image after image. Well this one is Hubble’s largest image ever taken and the WOW factor is right up there with the best of them. It’s of a section of our neighboring star city, Andromeda or Messier 31 (M31) 2.5 million light years away.
This incredible 411 image 1.5 billion pixel mosaic spans 40,000 light years of Andromeda and it contains 100 million resolvable stars. If you were to expand the 4.3 GB image to its full size you would need 600 HD television screens!
If you’re looking for Andromeda yourself here’s what you need to know:
NAME: Andromeda, Messier 31, M31, NGC 224.
WHAT IS IT?: Spiral Galaxy and our closest non-dwarf neighbor as well as the largest galaxy in our local group in…
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