NASA just released a picture of the Andromeda Galaxy, the biggest picture ever taken: 1.5 billion pixels and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. "It's like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. And there are lots of stars in this sweeping view -- over 100 million, with some of them in thousands of star clusters seen embedded in the disk," says Ray Villard of NASA.
This video takes us through portions of the photo. Make sure you watch from 3:05 to the end. As big as this picture is, you realize how vast the sky is and how small we are in comparison. It's incredible.
"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers - the moon and the stars you set in place - what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?" Psalm 8:3-4
"Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing." - Isaiah 40:26