Galaxyrise Video

Thanks to SF writer and cool dude Jeffrey A. Carver, who sent along a link to this astounding video of the core of the Milky Way — that’s our galaxy, kids — rising up into the Texas sky.  Galaxyrise.

This is astronomy at its most pure for me: an image that simultaneously pounds me down with my microcosmic insignificance while it pulls me up with its extraordinary macrocosmic beauty:

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.


  1. It is fantastic that the Hubble has been fixed. It is sure to bring us more wonders of the universe in the future.

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