Tag Archives: astronomy

The Milky Way Spectacularly Photographed

Finnish photographer JP Metsavainio took nearly twelve years to collect enough data for his high resolution gigapixel class mosaic image of the Milky Way.  Total exposure time used is around 1250 hours between 2009 and 2021. He spent the 12 years photographing the galaxy in which we reside from a site in northern Finland. His results are spectacular. Go to…

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15 Minute Time Lapse From Space: Around the World Twice

The video below has nothing to do with the usual subjects of this site, but it’s so impressive that I thought it deserves as wide an audience as possible. The European Space Agency released this nearly 15 minute time lapse shot by astronaut Alexander Gerst. It’s the longest continuous time lapse from space yet available.

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Moon Meditations

There’s more to the moon than that round object in the sky. You can hang it if you see someone doing something superlative. Of course, if someone does something the opposite you can moon him or them if your object of scorn is plural. You can give it to your object of intense desire or…

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