hi-res photo of Andromeda galaxy

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Briansol

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chadcharb

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I think "hi-res photo" is an understatement. 1.5 BILLION pixels! Thats insane. A single photo that uses over 4gb of disk space!
 

GSRCRXsi

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yeah, in less than one pixel lol

shit probably in a billionth of a pixel.
 

Briansol

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Make sure you save it from the nasa site --- our hosted copy is compressed.

 

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150mb wide view of the Quintet

Together, the five galaxies of Stephan’s Quintet are also known as the Hickson Compact Group 92 (HCG 92). Although called a “quintet,” only four of the galaxies are truly close together and caught up in a cosmic dance. The fifth and leftmost galaxy, called NGC 7320, is well in the foreground compared with the other four. NGC 7320 resides 40 million light-years from Earth, while the other four galaxies (NGC 7317, NGC 7318A, NGC 7318B, and NGC 7319) are about 290 million light-years away. This is still fairly close in cosmic terms, compared with more distant galaxies billions of light-years away. Studying such relatively nearby galaxies like these helps scientists better understand structures seen in a much more distant universe.

 
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