Photo of the Day: The Largest Single Photo Of Space Ever Taken

The European Southern Observatory recently released this image of the Carina Nebula taken with their “Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope.” The VST for short is the world’s largest telescope for surveying our skies in visible light. Unlike other telescopes that can only capture small portions of the sky, the VST can photograph massively large regions due to its 268-megapixel CCD camera named OmegaCAM.

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