Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/30/new_pics_andromeda_galaxy/

Revealing new pics of galactic princess Andromeda

Really big lens lets astro-paps get nice new snaps

By Team Register

Posted in Science, 30th January 2013 10:57 GMT

New, nifty pictures have been released by astro-boffins which reveal further glories of "the elegant spiral galaxy Andromeda, named after the mythical Greek princess known for her beauty".

Without further ado:

That's a proper long-distance princess snap

A bit blurry maybe, but this kind of pic often is

We're indebted for the heads-up on these pics to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, whose boffins offer full technical explanation on the snappery and links to fullsize jpegs and even tiffs, god help us, here. ®