Andromeda is our nearest galactic neighbor (as galaxies go). This video gives some scope as to the reality of how vast our universe is… and it fills my heart full of wonder and awe.
The pettiness of our current global issues are really put into perspective when you see images such as this. It’s so beautiful and inspiring just looking at it brings me to tears.
The image you are about to see is the largest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.
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.
This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool.
Be sure to watch the video to the end.