Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sharpest ever view of the Andromeda Galaxy

I ran across this image the other day, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This is simply the most beautiful picture of the Andromeda Galaxy, or any Galaxy for that matter, that I have ever seen. The full size original is a whopping 4.3 GB, but is completely worth every bit of bandwidth. This image shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters, and I just can't stop looking at it! #Mindblown

You can download various sizes from the website

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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