A Chinese company has reportedly created an image with a resolution so high that people’s facial expressions can be visible from thousands of meters away when zoomed in.
Taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China, the photographic marvel reportedly has an unprecedented 195-gigapixel resolution.
A gigapixel is equal to a billion pixels; meaning the photo features a whopping 195 billion pixels in total.
It’s an impressive feat since current cameras only take images in megapixels, producing photos with 12-20 million total pixels.
When the image first emerged on social media, netizens were convinced that the image was taken by some futuristic Chinese satellite “quantum technology.”
According to BigPixel, it’s a collection of images taken over a few months and integrated together to form one gigantic image.
The technique, called “image-stitching technology,” allowed the firm to create photos that are over 2,000 times as precise as those captured by an ordinary camera.