Swift Millionth Image Mosaic

When taking this image as a whole, it looks like the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, a telescope with a central cylindrical body and solar panels on either side. Upon closer inspection, though, the image is made from small individual images of different astronomical objects that were taken by the telescope.
NASA/Swift and AndreaMosaic
CreditNASA/Swift and AndreaMosaic
Historical DateAugust 21, 2018
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This mosaic of NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory is created from images of astronomical objects captured by the satellite’s Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope which captured its millionth image in 2018. Each tile is 52 x 39 pixels, and at maximum resolution, the entire mosaic is 5,252 x 3,744 pixels. Zoom in to see each tile more clearly.