If there is one questions we can undoubtedly answer, it's that the galaxy is larger than any of us can possibly comprehend. Though with help from the astonishing teams at NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) along with the Hubble Space Telescope we can get just a glimpse of how massive it really is with an image containing and astonishing 1.5 billion pixels.
The single largest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy were obtained from viewing it in near-ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared wave lengths, using the advanced camera for surveys aboard the Hubble. Being a large spiral galaxy located 2.5 million light years from Earth, it contains 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters spanning 40,000 light years in distance and is hands down one of the most epic sights. You can see it right here in all its glory. With that, you can zoom into every single star located in the image one by one in stunning detail. Truly putting question to whether we can be the only species of our kind in this vastness of space, it's hard to believe it's fact but currently it's what we know.
[via Cosmos Magazine]