NASA Panoramic view of the Andromeda galaxy 1,5 two-pixels


New panoramic photo of the Andromeda galaxy was taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and includes more than 100 million stars.NASA Andromeda-Galaxy

Yesterday, at 5 January 2015, astronomers released a stunning photo of Andromeda's galaxy. The image, taken with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and at the same time the most detailed picture that has been published so far.

In their respective article, scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute explain that the Andromeda galaxy is about 2,5 a million light-years away from our planet. And so it's a neighbor of our Milky Way.

The stunning image given does not show the entire Andromeda galaxy as a whole. In fact, it shows from our galactic neighbor only a large portion of 48.000 light-years long. Even so, it's about 100 million stars included in this piece.

Astronomers explain that this perspective view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy is a complex image composed of 7398 different images taken from Hubble's space telescope NASA between July 2010 and October 2013.

It is understood that the original image has an analysis 1,5 billions of pixels. This means that, to see it properly and as a whole, we should show it in a small army of about 600 HD TV screens.

If you have little time and appetite for a closer look at our Galactic neighbor, you can visit its official website Space Telescope Science Institute and play with the zoom of the site.

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