From NatGeo: A Hundred Million Stars in Three Minutes

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National Geographics

In January 2015, NASA released the largest image ever of the Andromeda galaxy, taken by the Hubble telescope.

NASA Hubble Telescope
NASA/ESA Hubble

Totaling 1.5 billion pixels and requiring 4.3 gigabytes of disk space, this photo provides a detailed glimpse at the sheer scale of our nearest galactic neighbor. By zooming into the incredible shot, filmmaker Dave Achtemichuk creates an unforgettable interactive experience.

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