Friday, January 9, 2015

Sharp View of Andromeda Galaxy

Photo Courtesy to NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope
This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.
This is a cropped version of the full image and has 1.5 billion pixels. You would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image.
It is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years.
The Actual size of the Image is 4.3 Gb and can be downloaded from the website for Space Enthusiasts. (CLICK HERE for the page on which the Links are provided)  The above image was released on 5th January 2015. The actual pixel size of the image is 69536 x 22230 pixels.

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The video was compiled and present by Daveachuk on his Youtube channel.

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