This is by far, the SHARPEST view ever of the Andromeda Galaxy.
NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy close to ours that contains an estimated 1 trillion stars, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Although, the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the Hubble telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a 61,000-light-year-long section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disk.
Want to get an idea of what a trillion of stars look like? There you go!
Everything’s so eerie, right?
The new image (above is a crop showing a portion of it) weighs in at 1.5 gigapixel. It’s so big that you would need 600HD televisions to display the entire digital photo.
Be mindful that in every tiny dot you see in this image is a star, and researchers have found that virtually ever star has at least one planet orbiting it. Many of those planets also have moons. And this is all found inside a single galaxy.
Well done NASA, thank you for blowing up our minds!
Prepare to feel extremely tiny and insignificant as you marvel this video and stick around until the very end.