Postcards from Andromeda
Depicts: M31, NGC 224, Andromeda Galaxy, IRAS 00400+4059
Copyright: NASA, ESA and T.M. Brown (STScI)
Glittering stars. Distorted galaxies. A cluster of more than 100,000 stars. The celestial objects in this six-panel photograph are just a sampling of the more than 300,000 stars and the thousands of distant galaxies seen in the image of a small region of the Andromeda galaxy's halo, a spherical cloud of stars around the galaxy. The image was taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Last Update: 1 September 2019