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9 GIGAPIXEL image reveals our galaxy in unprecedented detail

Unique view is a monumental 108,200 by 81,500 pixel colour image containing nearly nine billion pixels.

iIf printed with the resolution of a typical book, it would be 9 metres long and 7 metres tall.

A new striking nine-gigapixel image
has captured a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central
parts of the Milky Way - ten times more than previously observed.
has also found a large number of faint red dwarf stars which are prime
candidates around which to search for small exoplanets - planets outside
the solar system that may be Earth-like.
treasure trove of information about the structure and content of the
Milky Way is one of the biggest astronomical images ever produced and
provides an incredible, zoomable view of the central part of our galaxy
and is


Added: Oct-24-2012 Occurred On: Oct-24-2012
By: bandit1200
Science and Technology
Tags: gigapixel, Galaxy, Milkyway, Space, Universe, Astrophysics, Astronomy
Location: United States (load item map)
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