View Full Version : NASA: the largest picture ever taken

04-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Have you seen the largest picture ever taken? For the record, it's a mammoth 1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. Oh, and it'll take your breath away.

On January 5, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbour, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The full image is made up of 411 Hubble images, takes you through a 100 million stars and travels over more than 40,000 light years. Well, a section of it anyway.

Prepare to feel extremely tiny and insignificant as you marvel at this fly-through video created by YouTuber daveachuk and make sure you stick around till the end. Seriously.

www.nasa.gov/hd-photo-of-galaxy (http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubble-s-high-definition-panoramic-view-of-the-andromeda-galaxy/#.VLkTykeUcTo)


Look at photo: www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/zoomable/ (http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/zoomable/)