9 gigapixels, 84 million stars: Peer into the world’s most detailed photo of the Milky Way..!!!

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posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Hi again all


This article caught my eye, and for good reason..! This is a photo taken by the European Space Agency’s VISTA telescope.


What you see here is the core of the Milky Way, as seen by the European Space Agency’s VISTA telescope. If you looked up at the center of the Milky Way with your naked eye, these stars and dust clouds would occupy a patch of space that’s just a few square inches.
This is the most detailed photo ever of the Milky Way, enabling ESO astronomers to catalog no less than 84 million stars.





The image above is just a thumbnail, however. The source image has a resolution of 108,500×81,500, or 9 gigapixels, and is 24.6 gigabytes in size. To reach such an utterly crazy resolution, the VISTA telescope took thousands of photos of the sky, and then compiled them into this single, 9-gigapixel mosaic.

VISTA, in case you were wondering, stands for Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, and with a 4.1-meter mirror it is the largest visible and near-infrared survey telescope in the world. Put simply, this is the best view of the Milky Way ever (and yes, the full-res version is embedded at the end of this story).


This is just incredible... some 84 million stars in this photo.



www.extremetech.com...

To view the full res photo click on the link below...

www.eso.org...

Just wow..!! I keep going back to look at this photo, i love it


Hope yous enjoyed the pic..!


peace
fluffx




posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Awesome picture. thank you for this!


Still the mouth breathers believe we are the lone, center of "creation". Yep, life cant exist out there! Little green men??? LoL



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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Wow! Way cool! A 24.6 gigabyte picture!! That is astonishing! Thank you for posting this.
Absolutely amazing!
edit on 11/19/2012 by mcx1942 because: I'm a bad speller



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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reply to post by fluff007
 


Maybe my imagination playing tricks on me but did you notice this?




posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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84 million stars in one photo in one direction

i look at that picture and am just positve some of those have intelligent life looking
back at us



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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Stars for all who appreciate this photograph.
Even UFC with his observation of a Stegosaurus.



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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So THAT is where all the dinosaurs went!



You have to love pareidolia.
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posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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no worries guys..!

I just thought that the space cadets of ATS would appreciate this pic as i did..! its just beautiful - i might even get a decent print out of it too


glad you are enjoying the pic as much as me..!



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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YEP, I'm sure of it now. The earth is 6000 years old. Theres no way arount that fact.

MOTF!



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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No way..!!

Wow i cant believe i never saw that O.o

Maybe the dinosaurs are in the celestial heavens looking down on us..!


Well done on finding that..!



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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I don't know about anyone else but when I look at pictures of space I feel at home and at peace



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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i agree with thee 100%..! i think you would be very very naive to think that there isn't any other life out there and that we're the only ones...

imho i think there has to be..! just the fact that we're here says something.. wherever those life forms are i hope one day we can contact them (depending on the life form lol)



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Wow! Really makes you think, imo, we can't be alone.
Incredible photo thank you!



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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reply to post by fluff007
 


i know right

lol i been staring at that pic for 20 mins just imagining the vastness and what
else is out there

makes me wish i had been born 10,000 years in the future

ah well... maybe another life



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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One day they might take a photo of the entire universe in all its glory... You would need a big camera to do this though. Probably a few years off yet though...



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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reply to post by freedomSlave
 

Totally agree with what you said.
I also like to remind myself "I'm made of that stuff!"
Silver



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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reply to post by fluff007
 


This is breathtakingly captivating...

I hope I'm not the only one, but viewing this brings tears to my eyes.



posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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reply to post by MessOnTheFED!
 

funny good stuff



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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I posted this a while back

www.abovetopsecret.com...

ONE BILLION STARS 150 BILLION PIXELS!!!!



posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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and yet this is the best they can give us of the moon landing site?


*shakes head





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