Worlds Largest Milky Way Photo Unveiled

Space-ImageThe image shown here is a scaled down version of a photo measuring 37 meters in length and 1 meter tall around the edges. The picture was captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope and was put together with an impressive 800,000 individual photos taken by the Spitzer.

Stitched together the images captured show 2.5 billion infrared pixels… “It covers an area of the sky about as wide as a pointer finger and as long as the length of arms outstretched, which might sound small, but covers about half of the entire galaxy, says Robert Hurt, of the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech.”

The image shows just how small we actually are compared to the rest of the universe. Full details of how the photo was taken and what methods were used can be found over at

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