|VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way |
Credit: ESO/VVV Consortium Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo, Martin Kornmesser
The center of our galaxy was photographed in astonishing detail by the ESO VISTA survey telescope in Chile. Never before have our eyes seen so many stars at once - simply astounding! It's a gigantic image composed of nearly 9 billion pixels, created by combining thousands of separate images stitched together. A zoom tool is available at the ESO website which makes it easier to view the wonderful detail of this immense image. Makes one wonder, how many wishes could come true now when we say,"star light star bright... I wish I may, I wish I might!"