The most powerful photo on the Earth has been snapped in a picture taken by a team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope.
The image, captured by the Hubble telescope in 2009, shows the Milky Way galaxy as it would look if viewed from Earth, with a black spot at the centre.
It is known as the Andromeda Galaxy, and is the largest galaxy in the known universe.
It was found to be surrounded by a cloud of gas and dust, but has a bright core.
“This is the galaxy that gave birth to our galaxy,” said study leader Prof Pauline Bouchard, of the University of Leicester.
“We know from Hubble that this is the Andromeda galaxy.”
“The Andromeda galaxy is one of the most luminous galaxies in the universe, and has a luminous core that’s very, very bright.”
The image is the most powerful one ever seen.
“It is the one that we would call the most massive galaxy in our galaxy and it is the first one we’ve seen that we think has a very bright core,” Prof Bouchards told BBC News.
“The brightness is about 30 times brighter than the brightest star in the Milky way, and that is very powerful.”
Prof Broughards team is the only team to have ever seen a galaxy so large.
It has previously captured images of the Andromeda cluster and the globular cluster.
The Andromeda Galaxy was discovered in 2009 by Nasa’s Hubble Space telescope.
It sits between two spiral arms of the Milky WAY galaxy and is just over 4,000 light years away.
“When we looked at the image we didn’t think it would be such a bright galaxy,” Dr Bouchars said.
Dr Broughard said that the image was “the most powerful picture we have ever made”. “
I’m pretty sure it’s a pretty good image, so it’s quite a remarkable galaxy.”
Dr Broughard said that the image was “the most powerful picture we have ever made”.
“The galaxy is a very interesting galaxy, and it’s the one we have had the most fun with, because we’ve actually captured this amazing image of a galaxy that has so much potential,” she said.
The team found out more about the Andromeda Nebula when the image they captured was combined with another Nasa picture.
“That is when we found out that it is a huge galaxy,” she added.
The astronomers used a combination of Hubble Space Telescopes, XMM-Newton, and Chandra X-ray Observatory to make the image.
“What we have done here is we’ve taken a series of images of Andromeda, and we’ve combined the images to form one big image,” Prof Gieringer said.
Astronomers also used the Hubble Telescope to find the Andromeda Galaxies brightest stars, the Milky Ways main spiral arms and its giant gas cloud.
“Our observations have now provided a comprehensive map of the stars in Andromeda,” she explained.
“In total, we have discovered more than 60,000 stars, many of which have been discovered previously.”
The Hubble telescope is the world’s largest astronomical observatory and is part of the Hubble Heritage and Science Program.
The images were taken in visible light, with the image size being 16.7 million kilometres across.
The Hubble Space Observatory is a project of international cooperation between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA.
The European Space Agency manages the telescope.