Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial Hedonistica

Damn: Milky Way Galaxy Over Yellowstone National Park

milky-way-over-yelllowstone-640.jpg

Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. Full-res version available from NASA here (click the photo).

This is a composite of 16 separate photos taken and stitched together by astronomer Dave Lane to create a panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy's central band above Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Damn, that is a whole lot of beauty in one photo. Like if you stitched together every Playboy centerfold, then if you looked at them from far away they all formed ANOTHER naked lady. Yeah, just like that. A nipple for every star.

Thanks to Pavel, who likes to stargaze at night and ponder the meaning of life. Me? I like to get just drunk enough to pass out and not wake up at all in the middle of the night.

There are Comments.
  • derp

    I hate when people say this is a picture of <insert>.

    No, its not a picture. It's photoshop...entirely photoshop.

    If i take a picture of an Apple, and then a picture of an Orange, stitch them together i do NOT get a "photo" of the elusive "Arange" that I know everyone who watches Family Fued is looking for.

    Same can be said about 16 separate photo's that are stitched together to create this composite render of an impossible to see, non-existent sky.

  • dinkle peterage

    My mother's cousin-in-law made 90, 000 rupees working from ho-oh my goodness is that beautiful! Damn, I totally forgot what I was just spamming...shoot. oh well, it'll come back to me.

  • Grevans

    But GW, the other resolutions aren't worthwhile. Why do you continously lie to us?

  • YipYap

    That is so cool. It doesn't even look real.

  • zin

    I've always wanted to go to Yellowstone & mine out all the jelly veins.

  • JJtoob

    It's... BEAUTIFUL!!!

blog comments powered by Disqus