NASA Just Released the Most Detailed Photo of Outer Space Ever Taken

NASA Just Released the Most Detailed Photo of Outer Space Ever Taken

It's huge.

That's what you're going to say after seeing this crystal-clear image of the universe. The picture of the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, is comprised of a mind-boggling 1.5 billion pixels and was snapped from 2.5 million light years away by the powerful Hubble Space Telescope.

The composite image is just a small section of the galaxy. Dazzling and jaw-dropping, the picture shows more than 100 million stars and allows astronomers to see individual stars in the galaxy for the first time. 

To give you a better idea, the full picture consists of nearly 8,000 exposures taken from 411 locations and speeds through a 61,000-light-year-long stretch of galaxy. Each of those white dots is a sun. 

It's so big that it requires 600 high-definition televisions to see the whole image, according to USA Today.

Amazed?