Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gigapixels of the Andromeda Galaxy

A friend of DIT found this awesome link and sent it to us.

What is it?

Well, it is a most astounding image /video that NASA has taken and released to the Public.

If you were going to save it to your computer it would take 4.3 GB of disc space (but we don't suggest you save it because you can just look at it online via today's link.)

So what is it exactly?

Well, it seems that the Hubble Telescope has provided an image that "takes you through 100 million stars and travels over 40,000 light years"

And even though you will be astounded at what you see,

remember, this is only a part of  the Andromeda Galaxy --

and also remember that there are zillions and zillions of Galaxies. 

This is only one galaxy, the Andromeda.  

It is not our galaxy but one 'nearby'.

WOW. WOW. WOW.  This is truly astounding.

And be sure to watch all the way to the end for the final scene really puts things in perspective.

So with that by way of introduction,

HERE'S THE LINK to NASA's image of the Andromeda Galaxy. (and be sure to scroll down to the video and go full screen for the best view).