I cannot believe this is my first time blogging since 2015 had begun! Life back at university is quite topsy-turvy all over again, there’s always something more to do. I’ve just submitted a major C Programming assignment which I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks, so I’d better give myself a break and write in another language for a while (and by that I apparently mean HTML… oh the irony).
Anyway; absent-mindedly scrolling through my Facebook homepage, I noticed a friend of mine has posted this:
and thought “wow I need to see this!?”. Wow, you really do have to see this. Click above for the zoomable link, or be lazy and have a look here:
Courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, over 100 million stars of the M31 have been captured in the highest resolution to date. If you happen to be in possession of a mere 600 HD screens, you can view the whole image! It’s only 4.3GB and just 69536 x 22230 pixels in size anyway… However, those of us less well-off and in possession of a single laptop screen can still view the cropped image which nonetheless doesn’t fail to impress.