The asteroid Apophis is due to make a close approach to Earth this week, and scientists are preparing to observe the flyby.
The space rock, thought to be between 310 and 680 meters (1,017 ft to 2,230 ft) in diameter, is going to coast past the Earth at 8:15 p.m. ET on March 5. It will pass at a distance of around 10,225,000 miles—equivalent to around 43 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. The distance may seem large, but it is small in astronomical terms.
Researchers at UCL have solved a major piece of the puzzle that makes up the ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism, a hand-powered mechanical device that was used to predict astronomical events.
Wow, thanks for sharing that. What an impressive image. To think in those 12 years from start to finish, so many things change. Especially technology. It's impressive that the tech that he started using 2014 he was able to use up to the end and not have something that was outdated. The crossover from 2009 to 2014 tech must also of been seamless. And the result is just amazing.
Well, at 100000 pixels wide and a ratio of 125:22 that would make the image 17600 pixels tall.
100000*17600=1760000000 or 1760 MP / 1.76 GP!!!
In lossless JPEG form that would be a single 2.64 GB image apparently.
Even more impressive is that the image is so large that a 10 DPI billboard would be as large as 254m x 44.7m