NASA has been busy, not content with driving a remote control car around Mars or putting people in a tin can orbiting the earth, they’ve gone ahead and constructed a 160 megapixel image of neighbouring galaxies.
The mosaic is made up of 2200 images from our two closest neighbouring galaxies which aren’t more than 200,000 light years away.
“Prior to these images, there were relatively few UV observations of these galaxies, and none at high-resolution across such wide areas, so this project fills in a major missing piece of the scientific puzzle,” said Michael Siegel (Swift Mission Operations Center in Pennsylvania).
By capturing these UV wavelength images scientists are able to better study the cosmos by showing details that aren’t usually visible.
Want to see the full 457mb 16000 x 10000 image, visit the Goddard Multimedia website.
Source(s): RAW Daily