The new mosaic image represents the sharpest and largest mosaic image of the Milky Way’s galactic neighbor ever taken, Hubble officials said.
The panoramic image shows striking details of the bright galaxy, which is located about 2.5 million light-years from Earth. While that may seem far away, Hubble usually trains its view on more distant targets. Because Andromeda fills up so much of Hubble’s field of view, the telescope was able to capture incredible detail in its survey of the galaxy.
You can explore a zoomable version of the new PHAT image directly through Hubble here.