Hubble Takes the “Sharpest and Largest” Image of the Andromeda Galaxy To Date – Over 100 Million Starts Visable
NASA along with the European Space Agency (ESA) have just released the best view we’ve ever seen of our large celestial neighbor – the Andromeda Galaxy – home to an estimated one trillion stars.
The image shown above, which should be properly viewed with zoom functionality here, contains more than 1-million stars in approximately 40,000 light-years of space. NASA is calling this shot, which tips to scales at 1.5-billion pixels mind you, “the sharpest and biggest image ever taken” of the Andromeda Galaxy.
The video below, spotted by PetaPixel and created by Youtuber Daveachuk, does a phenomenal job at illustrating just how big Hubble’s latest image actually is, and how much bigger the Andromeda Galaxy is on a hole.
Take a look: