Zoom in on 100 Million Stars with the Hubble Telescope’s Largest Released Image

January 20, 2015 11:56 AM

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released the largest ever image of the Andromeda galaxy, opening up 100 million stars and star clusters to public exploration. It’s also the sharpest view of Andromeda, the closest galaxy that’s a spiral like our own Milky Way, ever taken.

NASA/ESA shared the image with a zoom tool that takes you deep into the 1.5 billion pixels of the galaxy, officially known as M31. What’s viewable online, however, is a crop of the complete photograph, as they note you “would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image.”

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