Andromeda_Galaxy_(with_h-alpha)

DSLRs are trending these days when it comes to detailed photography. Have you thought of capturing the beautiful galaxies out there? Well, it requires far more than a DSLR!  NASA made public the most detailed photo of Andromeda galaxy.

NASA has published the most colorful and in-depth photo of Andromeda galaxy. Andromeda galaxy is a spiral galaxy which is approximately 2.5 million light-years away from the Earth. It has almost a trillion stars. The picture taken by NASA captures the glittering stars and shining suns with considerable clarity.

The 69,536 X 22,230 photo comprises of total 1.5 billion pixels and occupies 4.3 GB disk space. The picture is captured by powerful Hubble Space Telescope. The full picture consists of nearly 8,000 exposures taken from 411 locations and speeds through a 61,000-light-year-long stretch of galaxy. The picture requires 600 high-definition televisions to see the whole of it, according to USA Today.

See the sweeping bird’s-eye view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy here:

Image: hubblesite.org

The picture is smartly presented in a short video by zooming into the Andromeda galaxy, travelling across 100 billion of stars. Huge stars and suns appear as if they are tiny glitter particles spread on a large black background. The video uploaded depicts the vastness of our universe. Andromeda galaxy is our i.e. Milky Way’s closest neighbor. Both Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy are further parts of supercluster, Laniakea. In three and a half minutes video, we have been able to zoom in from galaxy level. What if we started from Laniakea!

Watch out he following fascinating video of the picture snapped by NASA


Download the original massive image files here from hubblesite.org.

 Comment down how amazed and curious you are after feeling the universe so close.