Download the largest picture of any galaxy ever. If you can!

The Pinwheel Galaxy (not actual size) This is a tiny version of a 16,000 by 12,000 pixel Hubble image of M101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a “grand design” galaxy with full, intricately detailed spiral arms. Read more about it here, or go right to the download page here. Be forewarned: the full-size graphic is about 455 megabytes! Other variations of the picture are also available, such as close-ups of other galaxies clearly visible in the background. If you have a large monitor (maybe a 30″ LCD screen?) this is just the thing.

All it needs is a small label on the bottom, “Objects may be larger than they appear.”

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