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NASA Image of Andromeda Galaxy Is Largest Picture Ever at 1.5B Pixels

Image: NASA Image of Andromeda Galaxy Is Largest Picture Ever at 1.5B Pixels
Photo of nasa.gov web site with Andromeda Galaxy.

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 07:08 PM

NASA has released an image of the Andromeda Galaxy that is being called the largest picture ever taken.

The image, captured by the Hubble Telescope, has 1.5 billion pixels and it would require 600 HD TVs to see the whole thing, USA Today reported.

NASA compared the image to “photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand,” according to a statement.

The Andromeda Galaxy is more than 2 million light-years away. The image includes 100 million stars in a 61,000-light-year-long stretch of the galaxy, the statement said.

A video of the image was posted to YouTube.

Twitter users were impressed.













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