NASA's Releases the World's Largest Photograph...

January 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Want to see some impressive Megapixels? We all know that Megapixels only matter when you want to print something out completely large, like a poster or billboard. However I think at this point it's called Gigapixels isn't it? When it comes to a 1.5 billion pixel image that by itself requires about 4.3 GB disk space, I think there's no argument about impressiveness.

As the title to the article says, NASA has released the world's largest photo. In reality it is a composite of other images (411 to be exact) but together they make an utmost amazing photograph that's just out of this world.

And the photographer? None other than one we all know and love - Hubble.

 

 

If you weren't a fan of Hubble before this, I hope, will change that for you. While a center focus isn't always the subject of Hubble's photographs I can't help but admire the symphony one of the satellite's photographs can create. Here in this photograph we have over 100 millions subjects all culminating in one of the most beautiful of orchestras - a galaxy. And the nearest galaxy to our own, the Andromeda Galaxy which is just about 2 million light years away.

 

The fly through style video pans over the photograph composite traveling over 40,000 light years and covering quite a lot. How does this image look like in person in large print? I wish I could say I knew. But I can definitely tell you I would quickly pay real money to see and look at this photograph in person.

 

 

Here's the link to the YouTube video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udAL48P5NJU

 

 

Here's a link to the article on this photo and a link within the article to see the image full resolution on your computer:

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/

 


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