Largest picture ever taken by NASA - Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

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    NASA Has Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken… And It’s Just As Amazing

    As You’d Expect


    Published on Jan 6, 2015
    First & Last photo by Cory Poole:

    Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA):

    Music is 'Koda - The Last Stand':

    Space is crazy.
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    • Sharpest ever view of the Andromeda Galaxy


      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.
      This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool.


      NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton (University of Washington, USA), B. F. Williams (University of Washington, USA), L. C. Johnson (University of Washington, USA), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler.

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