It's Full Of Stars

Nine Billion Pixels

Ah, there's no place like home.

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9-Billion-Pixel Photo of Milky Way’s Center Is Full of Stars | Wired Science |
Containing more than 84 million stars, this nine-gigapixel shot of the Milky Way’s central bulge will help astronomers unravel the complex history of star formation in our home galaxy.

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  1. Nine billion pixels — or 27 GB (RGB).  I guess a properly-designed image viewer app with fast disk or network I/O could allow interactive scrolling and zoom/minify operations.  Would be fun to write such an app.

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