Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Nice Handywork

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
- Psalms 19

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken the highest resolution image ever seen of the Andromeda Galaxy:

This sweeping view shows one third of our galactic neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy, with stunning clarity. The panoramic image has a staggering 1.5 billion pixels — meaning you would need more than 600 HD television screens to display the whole image [1]. It traces the galaxy from its central galactic bulge on the left, where stars are densely packed together, across lanes of stars and dust to the sparser outskirts of its outer disc on the right.


This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool.
Science does not clash with faith.  On the contrary.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

- Psalms 8:3 - 8:4

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