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Gigantic 1.5 billion pixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Hubbble space telescope has recorded a 40,000 lightyear-wide view of the Andromeda Galaxy in a stunningly huge 1.5 gigapixel image.

Below is a thumbnail of the entire image.

Andromeda Galaxy thumbnail

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