Jan 9, 2015

Deep Zoom Into Andromeda: Exploring the Largest Hubble Image Ever Taken

 

It’s like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. NASA recently released the largest Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, displaying sweeping views of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). Though the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the Hubble telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a 61,000-light-year-long section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disk. Over 100 million stars can be seen in this image and you can find all of the high-res images and videos here.

 

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