Nasa's Biggest Photo

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I saw this yesterday. The picture is 1.5 billion pixels!:eek:
     
  2. needfx macrumors 68040

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    yep

    an excellent reminder of how insignificant we really are

    good idea sharing
     
  3. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Simply amazing. Would look awesome displayed on the side of a building that was large enough.
     
  5. aaronvan, Jan 23, 2015
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    "E=MC2"

    Some day, perhaps, some alien eye or eyes,
    Blood red in cold and polished horny lids,
    Set in a chitinous face
    Will sweep the arch of some dark, distant sky
    And see a nova flare,
    A flick of light, no more.
    A pinpoint on a photographic plate,
    A foot-note in an alien chart of stars
    Forgotten soon on miles of dusty shelves
    Where alien beetles feed.
    A meal for worms,
    Sole epitaph
    To mark the curious end of restless man,
    Who for a second of galactic time
    Floated upon a speck of cosmic dust
    Around a minor sun.

    -- Rosser Reeves (1961)
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Every one of those suns are like a trillion miles apart. Mind blowing.
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Considering a single light year is nearly 6 trillion miles, I think you're understating it a bit. :cool:
     
  8. needfx macrumors 68040

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    pfff, big deal. I can walk that distance in an afternoon
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Yes thats true! :)
     
  10. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I agree... but on the other hand we might also be a pretty special collection of critters. Not that there couldn't be other collections of unique creatures as well. Either way we could probably set a better example of how to make the best of what a planet has to offer to the universe. We too often act like no one's watching...

    Thanks to the OP for the video link; it's a humbling and beautiful thing to watch.
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I wonder how many GBs the file size is! :eek:

    EDIT: Video said 4.3 GBs. That's actually lower than I thought it be. Still, it's amazing!

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    I'm assuming you can't download it can you?
     
  12. localoid macrumors 68020

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    You can download the 4.3 gig image here but it's a .psb file (Adobe Photoshop Large Document Format.)
     
  13. Huntn, Feb 14, 2015
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    I don't see how a human being could view this image and not feel awe. It makes me feel reverent, that I am part of something like this. Interesting at the YouTube link, there were 46k up votes and 438 down votes. Really? Who gets negative vibes from something like this?

    635573577805533864-635573330936639965-Andromeda-Galaxy.jpg

    Nasa Link- Note: the image (not the one above) is just a portion of Andromeda, yet it includes 100m+ stars.
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Can that be converted to JPEG, TIFF, or PNG?
     
  15. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Whoa

    --Keanu Reeves (A Lot)

    ;)
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    On the right side of the NASA page, you can download a smaller version in JPEG and TIFF.

    If you really want to open the original 4.3 gig file, Photoshop should be able to open it if you've got enough horsepower.
     
  17. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Thanks! :)
     
  18. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

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    You can view it with this NASA/ESA zoomify website
    http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/zoomable/
     
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    I wonder if we revolve around it or if it revolves around us. :eek:;)
     
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    iPhone 12 camera? :)
     

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