Breaking your browser, courtesy of NASA.
Go to here and grab their torrent download file.
It is a fully 10gb photography when unzipped, a ludicrous 86,400 x 42,000. I threw the more reasonably-sized 21,000 x 21,000 pixel version at my Linux desktop, and it broke everything. A plethora of tools and browsers that include Firefox, The Gimp, gqview, Opera and Konqueror simply cannot handle such a large image – indeed, Konqueror took my entire desktop down with it. Finally, I just resized it using a the mogrify command-line tool to a somewhat sane size and opened it in The Gimp.
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