Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our Little Corner Of The Universe

click to enlarge, it's a beautiful photograph.

This photo, part of an 8-frame panorama, was  taken by professional photographer Mike Salway, and shows a slice of the Milky Way as seen from Australia.That's not dust, but stars, billions of stars - all suns, shining away in the night.

The Milky Way Galaxy -  over 100,000 light years across - is just an insignificant speck in the vastness of the universe, a place so huge we cannot even see it's beginning or end, or understand either.

Our solar system is another insignificant speck in the Milky Way, and our planet earth is just a  tiny dot in the solar system.

And you and me? specks on a dot.

There now. Feel better?

1 comment:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Talk about perspective!
Wonder if anyone on a planet around one of those stars took a picture looking back?
Guess we'll never know.