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This amazing interactive 6GB photo of our galaxy took NASA 10 years to capture

27
Mar
2014

The photo you see above is one minuscule portion of a staggeringly massive infrared panoramic photo captured by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope that manages to squeeze the entire Milky Way galaxy into a single photograph. That single photograph, mind you, is a 6GB file. The Spitzer Space Telescope took 10 years to capture all of the imagery that went into building the incredible image. And the best part about this massive panorama is that NASA broke it into pieces that can be seen in a series of interactive viewers on the Spitzer website. If you really want to get crazy, you can also download the RAW files that can be combined to make up the entire Milky Way galaxy. The main photograph is broken

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