Click on over . Take a look. That image is ... vast. In fact, there are 46 billion pixels in this picture of the Milky Way. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a composite of 268 individual images taken from the university's observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
The tool is interactive, helping users zero in on the individual objects. It's also quite a necessary tool. At 194 gigabytes, this would take some pretty pro-level software to process. Similar big, big astronomy pictures have cropped up recently, like this Hubble view of the Andromeda Galaxy, but it was a paltry 1.5 billion pixels, while the Bochum image is 30 times that big.
That's ... just huge.