Sunday, 1 March 2015
Gigapixels of Andromeda
You’ll want to watch this in full screen mode.
NASA and ESA have released a new image of the Andromeda galaxy. The total image has about 1.5 billion pixels, and shows over 100 million stars across 40,000 light years. Zooming in, the dusty swirls resolve into a vast sea of individual stars. And you’re still only seeing a fraction of the trillion stars it contains. And it’s estimated that there are 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe.
And it features Koda’s “The Last Stand”. Greatness piled atop sheer mind imploding awe-inspiringness.