A Big Picture of Andromeda

In January, the Hubble telescope took 411 pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy (the Milky Way’s galactic neighbor) and stitched them together into one ginormous megaphoto that does an impressive job of communicating just how much stuff is out there in the universe.

Click here to zoom in and interact with the entire image

For a quick tour, take a look at this video set to dramatic music:

And don’t forget about the immense amount of space in between all these sparkly objects.

2016-11-07T22:24:40+00:00 03.23.15|curious, interactive, interesting, space|12 Comments


  1. Peter H April 7, 2015 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Kuhl wahad!

  2. Matt May 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Cool video, man. It’s such a privilege that we get to enjoy this perspective. I was just looking at photos of Enceladus this morning in complete awe. Have you seen that shit? It’s so amazing what has been accomplished on such a paltry budget.

  3. Josh B May 18, 2015 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Wow videos like these are just humbling. Thank you for this great perspective.

  4. Fred Holmes July 13, 2015 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Damn. I lost my keys.

  5. John Gomes February 17, 2016 at 3:25 am - Reply

    That is intense. Never mind the depth of our Ocean, can you imagine in our finite understanding of how long it takes us to drive 500 miles even at 70 miles an hour. but to travel light years and not see anything until you get there. I can’t think of anything that sound closer to Insanity.

  6. Elanna March 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    It’s all golden and blue! It made me find again the same wonder I use to feel when I was 5 and I looked into the depths of the Christmas tree baubles. It’s 35 years I look for it. It has been in Andromeda all this time..
    Thank you for this.

  7. Malzekiande May 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    What Music is that ?

    • jworth May 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Not quite sure. (The video’s by someone else) Ask Siri!

    • Evanz June 7, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

      Koda – The last stand

  8. Uncle-Li June 15, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Open this image from China a little slower, thank you for sharing

  9. Thom Meredith August 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this –

  10. Billy Clark September 7, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Curious of the bright object just to the right of the center of the photo. Is it in the foreground? Is it a smaller galaxy orbiting? Globular cluster?

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