Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Mote in God's Eye

A 14 gigapixel still of Andromeda portrayed in 4k at varying zoom levels never ceases to amaze. BRT showed this clip about a year ago in 2K but wanted to show it again as every dot seen in the pix is a star hiding other stars, a fact that depicts, in small fashion, just how immense Andromeda truly is yet said galaxy is just one of hundreds of billions of galaxies residing in our part of the multiverse. Gives one pause doesn't it.

Addendum: Here is the largest image ever taken of the Milky Way. Staggering says it all.

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