Having the ability to observe the vastness of space is perhaps one of the greatest scientific achievements of the human race.
With telescopes located in space, as well as ground-based observatories, scientists from around the world can explore the universe like our ancestors never imagined, as they too watched the sky, studying the cosmos, thousands of years ago.
Now, the Hubble space telescope has recorded a new, sensational image of the cosmos.
It turned towards the Triangulum Galaxy, located some 3 Million Light Years Away from Earth, and pointed its expensive cameras to observe some of the most distant objects in space.
Hubble Observed the Triangulum galaxy which is the third largest member of our local group of the galaxies.
According to astronomers, the Triangulum Galaxy is around 60,000 light-years across.
This is actually small when compared to the gigantic size of Andromeda, which astronomers estimate measures some 200,000 light years across.
The Result of the observations yielded a mind-boggling, never-before-seen image composed of 655 million pixels, showing more than 40 billion stars.
“My first impression on seeing the Hubble images was, wow, that really is a lot of star formation,” said astronomer and project lead Julianne Dalcanton.
The Triangulum galaxy is so big, under the right lighting conditions, you can catch a faint glimpse of it in the night sky.
The Galaxy appears as a faint and blurry object, in the Constellation of the Triangle–Triangulum,
The new 655-million-pixel Image is the result between a joint astronomic mission between the European Space Agency and NASA.
The 665-million-pixel image shows the billions of stars are visible in a cosmic image like no other.
I did not add the entire 655-million-pixel image in this article as it is humongously large.
But you can go ahead and download the entire 1.6 Gigabyte image by visiting the European Space Agency’s Hubble website and explore the universe like never before.
The photograph recorded by Hubble is the result of 54 separate images captured by the telescope’s Advanced Camera for Survey.
For those who prefer to see a video of the data captured by Hubble, you can check out this short video.
There’s also a longer version of the video where you have the ability to peer through millions of stars, hundreds of thousands of star cluster and countless nebulae stretched across the galaxy.
This video journey takes the viewer on a three-million-light-year trip through the Triangulum Galaxy, also known as Messier 33.
The final view, from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the most detailed wide-field view of this object ever captured on camera and shows the countless glowing gas clouds in the spiral arms with particular clarity.
You can find out more about the image and videos by visiting this link.