Elon Musk tweeted "the universe is a really, really big" along with this mind-blowing Ultra-HD video. It shows the camera zooming and panning over the stunning 69,536 x 22,230, 1.5 billion-pixel, 4.3GB Andromeda galaxy panorama recently published by NASA. Indeed, the Universe is a huge place full of wonder.
This is how the Great Spiral Galaxy of Andromeda would look in the sky if it were bright enough. Sadly, its light is too faint. But imagine seeing that every night. Would you get tired of it? I know I wouldn't.
That beautiful image you see up there is our twin galaxy Andromeda. A neighbor that's right next door, a mere 2.5 million light-years-away. And this new portrait was taken by an all-new telescope camera that's got a whole life of stellar shots ahead of it.
In four billion years, Andromeda will collide with the Milky Way. That will be an amazing view—but until then we have to look at it from a distance. This new photo by the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows a beautiful view. From NASA:
Check out this video made with images created by NASA. It shows Earth's night sky during the next four billion years, with the Milky Way on a head-on collision with Andromeda. The destruction of our galaxy as we know it will be so beautiful.