Our Solar System‘s Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale. Astronomers using ultra-sharp radio vision determine, a more accurate position of our Planetary System, among 200 billion stars, in our Galaxy. The sun’s newly classified neighborhood — the Local Arm, as shown in this picture — is more prominent than previously supposed. Image © Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF
This video time-lapse takes you to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. Made by Sunchaser Pictures: No UFOs this time (we think) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! Check out the video…
We find out that earth is not the center of the universe and from the 17th century that the Sun is not the center of our galaxy (Milky Way). Today we know that our galaxy is part of a growing universe with billions of galaxies, containing billions of Suns (Stars).
The images after the jump explain our place in the universe with a very easy way.
Milky Way above a sea of clouds. Photographer Roberto Bertero climbed to the Italian Alps top, to capture these stunning images. Rocciamelone summit (3,538 m – 11,608 ft) Image credit: Roberto Bertero Used with permission.