The Hubble Space Telescope Captures a Stunning Composite Image of the Andromeda Galaxy, Its Largest Image Ever

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The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning composite image of a section of the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the largest image ever captured by the telescope and covers a 61,000-light-year-long section of our closest neighboring spiral galaxy.

The telescope also recently revisited the iconic “Pillars of Creation” region of the Eagle Nebula to capture a new higher-resolution image of the formation.

image via NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (U. of Washington), the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT) team, and R. Gendler

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