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If you are tired of politics and want to contemplate your existence in the universe, this is for you. Awesome.
Vox, The awesome beauty of the Milky Way, in one enormous image
We probably have all looked at the Milky Way on a moonless clear night without the contamination of city lights. Click on the link above and start scrolling down and down and down to see it as you have never seen it before, compliments of the European Southern Observatory .
"The image marked the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (or ATLASGAL), which has been mapping the coldest regions of the universe for the past several years.
"The survey uses a special telescope, APEX, which has a photosensor chilled to near absolute zero. The extreme cold allows the telescope to be sensitive to the slightest changes in temperature caused by incoming cosmic radiation."
Maybe not a topic for this website, but I'll throw it into the category of deep cogitation of a question that I have asked since childhood as I would lie on my back in the grass and look up into the dark sky: "How far is up?"
Not a question for the Sarah Palin types.