Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Galactic Plane

Since we are now officially in the last month of life and the countdown to the end of the world on December 21, 2012 is upon us, I wanted to put up this preparatory post.  On that coming date we will pass through the galactic plane and a burst of energy will destroy all life as foretold by the Mayans.   Unfortunately, none of this is true. 

We will not pass through the galactic plane and the Mayans never foretold of the end of life in 2012.  But with sources like the Histrionics Channel minting millions by terrorizing people and its ancient astronaut theorists who pull theories with no substantiation out of their ass and an endless supply of people on the internet willing to take your money to protect you from the coming event……. 

By the way, if the end of the world is upon us, all of these people ready to jump out of windows and trying to sell you something won’t need any of their money or property after December 21.  That means they shouldn’t have any problems signing both over to me.  The contact information is on the front of my blog.  Contact me and I’ll let you know where to send your money. 

This is a spectacular bit of photography.  You will never see the Milky Way or the galactic plane so clearly by sight.  Not even close.  It’s generally a hazy band of what appears to be fog and a few bright stars.  The human eye is limited in its ability.  But, with the gift of photography and telescopes, we can capture enough light to see the Milky Way in all of its glory.  An amazing and mystical piece of time-lapsed photography.

Video of the Milky Way here.

posted by TimingLogic at 9:59 AM