This is my resize of a BEAUTIFUL 700MB picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The sharpest image ever taken of the large "grand design" spiral galaxy M81 was released 9. June 2007 at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A spiral-shaped system of stars, dust, and gas clouds, the galaxy's arms wind all the way down into the nucleus. Though the galaxy is located 11.6 million light-years away, the Hubble Space Telescope's view is so sharp that it can resolve individual stars, along with open star clusters, globular star clusters, and even glowing regions of fluorescent gas. The Hubble data was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys in 2004 through 2006. This colour composite was assembled from images taken in blue, visible, and infrared light.
Here is my GOOD resize
For those of you with pumped up computers who have the balls to open up the 700 MB original image here is the download link http://www.spacetelescope.org/images.../heic0710a.tif
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Also please note the original image is 22620x15200 pixels
P.S.S. Come here for more pictures 56K WARNING!!!!http://heritage.stsci.edu/gallery/galindex.html
UPDATE: Here is what M33 Firmware is named after: Messier Object 33(M33)