Monday, March 07, 2011

Under the Milky Way

So it is my understanding that the most isolated places in Chile offer the most amazing views of the Milky Way, so it's no wonder that the ALMA Antenna Array is also featured in this time lapse video. I've read that the Milky Way is so bright there and that the sky is so dark that our galaxy actually casts a shadow on the ground.

That's just plain freaky. I would love to see that before I die. For reals.

Make sure you watch this at the highest resolution possible - and full screen.

1 comment:

carlae said...

When Mitch and I were in Uruguay a few years ago one of our best memories are of seeing the Milky Way. It was an amazing sight, one I will always treasure.