On January 5th 2015, NASA released an image of the Andromeda Galaxy. It’s the closest galaxy to our own (Milky Way Galaxy), and it was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope. 411 images in total were taken, all to be put together to create the largest image ever taken; it’s 1.5 billion pixels and requires about 4.3 GB of disk space, which is huge.
The image you see here spans through more than 40,000 light years, and over 100 million stars.
Looking at an image like this can really put things into perspective. There is a whole universe out there, waiting to be explored, and as Neil Armstrong once said,
“There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth’s protective layers.”