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NASA released composite image of the night sky with over half a billion stars stitched together from 2.7 million pictures.

 

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  1. papa carlo                    show commment
  2. gigantes
    it's 4400x2214. let me know when you feel like hosting a higher-res image on your server for thousands of downloads.

    anyway, you're talking about an image over 100K light years across with maybe 100 billion stars in view. you want the whole thing in hi rez? best way to get that is by using a telescope!
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  3. deepuniverse
    Hey, both of you!
    This website is for reference pics, not originals.
    If you need the real thing/actual size/exact colors/fancy formats, then u get ur lazy butts to the source.
    Sometimes it has a link, sometimes u have to find it yourself, so deal with it.

    FYI:
    For a collection of WISE images released to date, visit: http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/gallery_images.html

    An introduction and quick guide to accessing the WISE all-sky archive for astronomers is online at: http://wise2.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/release/allsky/

    Instructions for technically minded individuals wanting to try their hand at using the archive are at: http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/wise_image_service.html

    For more information about WISE, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/wise, http://wise.astro.ucla.edu and http://jpl.nasa.gov/wise .
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  4. gigantes
    you're preaching to the choir, deepuniverse. but good job on the links. :)
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  5. there...
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6985544341_a9501fbfa6_o.jpg?iact=hc&vpx=306&v
    py=194&dur=3558&hovh=159&hovw=317&tx=194&ty=97&sig=103463889789242428359&ei=4zZx
    T7iPIdGcgQfsuoAr&page=1&tbnh=78&tbnw=155&start=0&ndsp=44&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
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  6. loomy
    on wikipedia there is 80mb picture of carrinae nebula, this is nothing :)
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