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massive zoomable picture of andromeda

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

 

zoom in on the dark areas, top right... it's... all stars...

 

i feel like a dog looking at a computer. i can see it, but i can't understand it...

 

This image, captured with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.

 

You would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image.

 

It is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years.

 

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completely mind blowing. I feel like humanity at least deserves a gentle pat on the back for being able to see this.

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Image is awesome but the flash interface is shit. Everytiem I zoom in or pan some 25-50% of the tiles fail to load at that scale.

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the universe is a huge sandpaper sheet

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:mellow:

 

I feel small

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the universe is a huge sandpaper sheet

 

this

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Just imagine how many mad alien tunes are out there

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Even the smallest speck of light in the darkest spot of the image is teeming with matter. Stunning!

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That is ridiculously cool.

 

 

I want to know if the dude operating the telescope was wearing an offensive shirt, though.

 

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Image is awesome but the flash interface is shit. Everytiem I zoom in or pan some 25-50% of the tiles fail to load at that scale.

 

Every time I zoom in, the whole thing has to reload :wtf:

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really beautiful. space pictures own so fucking much. if i had to chose between all the art and all the space pictures...

 

looking forward to images of of ceres and the pluto system this year

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Wow, looks like twinkling sand. Especially in the bottom left.

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Image is awesome but the flash interface is shit. Everytiem I zoom in or pan some 25-50% of the tiles fail to load at that scale.

 

Every time I zoom in, the whole thing has to reload :wtf:

 

 

Great bit of optimisation they got goin on here

 

 

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Edited by feltcher

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Beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing. Fills the mind with so many questions.

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makes me feel so insignificunt

Edited by Ifeelspace

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come on lads bunch of fookin dots innit

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