Hubble’s High-Definition Panoramic View of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Pillars of Creation →

January 07, 2015 |

Nasa has released the first high-definition view of the Andromeda galaxy as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope:

Hubble’s Panoramic View of Andromeda

Stunning. Click or tap on the image for the full size, which is a must. Via The Loop.

UPDATE: Jason Kottke shares more information about this image, and another equally stunning one. These are the Pillars of Creation:

Pillars of Creation

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” indeed.