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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Yeah I think If we were born now we could have a decent chance of getting off world for a while....maybe I will jump in my freezer and leave a note saying "wake me when I can goto space" lol
originally posted by: Saint Exupery
a reply to: VexedSoul
You are looking straight at the core of our Milky Way Galaxy, which is in the direction of the teapot-shaped constellation Sagittarius
Like most spiral galaxies, there's a lot of dust in the plane of the disk.
The bad news is that this dust obscures the visible light from the core (though astronomers can see it using infrared and radio telescopes).
The good news is that this dust is the material cast-off from dying stars that will someday coalesce to form new planets.
originally posted by: Biigs
those are some excellent pictures.
Right now, this second? probably not much, a million years ago maybe some alien animals maybe a million ahead. Right now though, right this minute? probably nothing interesting.
See what everyone seems to forget [some what conveniently] is we exist in time as well as space, we only became interesting 20,000 years ago and only really interesting in the last 2k, put that on a 14 billion year map and its not a dot.