Earlier this month, NASA released a picture that the agency claims is the largest composite image ever released. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this photo of the Andromeda galaxy, our galactic neighbors who spiral a mere 2.5 million light years away from Earth.
In the photo, NASA says you can see over 100 million stars. According to NASA, the photo is the first time astronomers can pick out individual stars in a neighboring galaxy.
Released on January 5th, the resolution required to take the photo is the equivalent of being able to pick out individual grains of sand along a beach, NASA says.
It is a small world after all!
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi