Panning across the Andromeda Galaxy

This video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.

The new Hubble image of the galaxy is the biggest and sharpest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years.


 NASAESAJ. Dalcanton (University of Washington, USA), B. F. Williams (University of Washington, USA), L. C. Johnson (University of Washington, USA), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler.

About the Video

Release date:5 January 2015, 23:15
Related releases:heic1502
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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