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4K Video of the Andromeda Galaxy: The Largest Picture Ever Taken

PrecusorPrecusor Member UncommonPosts: 3,589

NASA recently released its largest, most detailed image of space ever. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, it captures the Andromeda Galaxy, one of our nearest galactic neighbors at a mere 2.5 million light years away. The full size image is about 60,000 by 22,000 pixels, a total of 1.5 billion pixels. That’s about 1,000 times the resolution of regular high-definition. This YouTube video zooms in on a specific section of the galaxy and is detailed enough that the telescope can resolve individual stars. All in all, there are over 100 million stars in the photo. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udAL48P5NJU

 

That is just insane.

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  • snoopehsnoopeh Member UncommonPosts: 40
    wow that is one of the coolest things ever! (tho i am biased due to my love of all things space related :P)
  • PrecusorPrecusor Member UncommonPosts: 3,589
    Originally posted by snoopeh
    wow that is one of the coolest things ever! (tho i am biased due to my love of all things space related :P)

    i literally got goosebumps when they zoomed into the stars.  :o

     

     

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