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NASA just released the largest picture ever taken, and it will stop you in your tracks

The largest picture ever taken now exists, and it’s 1.5 billion pixel image (69, 536 x 22, 230) and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. Oh, don’t forget that it was taken by NASA and features the ENTIRE Andromeda Galaxy.

The largest picture ever taken now exists, and it’s a 1.5 billion pixel image (69, 536 x 22, 230) and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. Oh, don’t forget that it was taken by NASA and features the ENTIRE Andromeda Galaxy.

On January 5, NASA released the image of our closest neighbor captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The full image is compiled of 411 Hubble images, contains about 100 million stars and looks 40,000 light years-deep into space. (Click the image below to enlarge)

Making this incredible feat a little more consumable, youtuber daveachuk put together a beautiful video that scans the gigantic picture in a more personal way. It’s a little more than 3 minutes long, but we promise you’ll want to watch until the end.

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  1. Jonathan Berman

    January 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    The music sounds like Ulver’s Teachings in Silence

  2. Irene

    January 20, 2015 at 1:05 am

    This is pretty awesome and the fact that I can see this here in my home… thank you science.

  3. Bill Fisher

    January 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I. Am. In. Awe. Science rules!

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