July 21, 2011

Panning Across The Andromeda Galaxy

This video shows NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of four regions in the Andromeda Galaxy, the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. Hubble’s position above the distorting effect of the atmosphere, combined with the galaxy’s relative proximity, means that the galaxy can be resolved into individual stars, rather than the cloudy white wisps usually seen in observations of galaxies. credit: ESA, NASA, T.M. Brown

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