On January 5th 2015, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy – the closest galaxy to us. The image was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope, but while they’ve released amazing images before, this one takes it to a new level! Altogether, they took 411 images, putting them together to create the largest image ever taken. At 1.5 billion pixels and requiring around 4.3GB disk space, it’s a bigg’un!
What can you see? Over 100 million stars, and more than 40,000 light years. Something which makes us realise quite how small we are in the grand scale of things, doesn’t it?!