Friday, January 4, 2008

The Milky Way

Credit & Copyright: Serge Brunier
Explanation: Climb up to 5000 meters (16,500 feet) above sea level, near Cerro Chajnantor in the northern Chilean Andes, and your night sky could encompass this cosmic vista. Recorded from that high and dry locale, the spectacular fish-eye image features the myriad stars and sprawling dust clouds of our Milky Way Galaxy. The direction toward the center of the Galaxy is near the zenith and center of the picture, but the Galactic Center itself is hidden from view, located far behind the obscuring dust. Brilliant Jupiter rules this scene just above the Milky Way's central bulge with the noticeably fainter, yellowish, giant star Antares to its right. Small and faint, near the right edge of the picture is one of the Milky Way's many satellite galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.


Gayle said...

Your pics are always awesome, Eyes!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours. Sorry for not being by for so long, but I tood the entire month of December off.

Gayle said...

By the way, Eyes, you left the hyphen out of your link, therefor your homepage link doesn't work when you make comments. I got here by clicking on the link on my sidebar. Just thought I should let you know. :)

Regarding your comment on Dragon Lady's Den, my url is but I changed the actual name of my blog to Dragon Lady's Den quite a long time ago. I just didn't change the url.

Eyes said...

Ohhh, thanks Gayle, I totally forgot about that little 'ol hyphen.... my email is with a period, so I get mixed up all the time:>O

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