The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending us back eye-popping pictures for a long time now, but this one may top them all. Profound.
Look what the folks at NASA/ESA just did.
They've released the most incredibly detailed panoramic picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of one of our celestial neighbors, the Andromeda galaxy. Know that one?
Here's where Andromeda is.
The image is actually 411 high-resolution photos stitched together seamlessly to make one honkin' big super-image. The full version is 3.9 billion pixels in size and takes up4.3 GB of hard drive space. It's a huge picture, a picture totally packed with detail. That's why it's so awesome to zoom in and around it.