APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

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APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:05 am

Image The Milky Trail

Explanation: Have you ever hiked the Queen's Garden trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA, planet Earth? Walking along that path in this dark night skyscape, you can almost imagine your journey continues along the pale, luminous Milky Way. Of course, the name for our galaxy, the Milky Way (in Latin, Via Lactea), does refer to its appearance as a milky band or path in the sky. In fact, the word galaxy itself derives from the Greek for milk. Visible on moonless nights from dark sky areas, though not so bright or quite so colorful as in this image, the glowing celestial band is due to the collective light of myriad stars along the plane of our galaxy, too faint to be distinguished individually. The diffuse starlight is cut by dark swaths of obscuring galactic dust clouds. Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope on the Milky Way and announced it to be "... a congeries of innumerable stars ..."

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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by Beyond » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:22 am

Learned a new Swedish word from this APOD. Vintergatan. In English--->Winter street. Of course remembering it, and getting a chance to use it... is something else altogether. :yes:
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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by fausto.lubatti » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:22 am

Wonderful shot and panorama! :D

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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by Ann » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:14 am

It's fun to see all those names of the Milky Way. I like Chinese 銀河 "Silver River", Catalan Camí de Sant Jaume, "The Road to Santiago". Cherokee Gili Ulisvsdanvyi "The Way the Dog Ran Away", Georgian ირმის ნახტომი, irmis naxtomi "The Deer Jump", Irish Bealach na Bó Finne "The Fair Cow's Path" and Claí Mór na Réaltaí "Great Fence of the Stars", Latvian Putnu Ceļš, The Birds' Path, Maltese Triq Sant' Anna, "St Anne's way" and ทางช้างเผือก "The way of the white elephant".

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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by retrogalax » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:40 am

In this view the Earth seems totally overturned. The impression is accentuated by the tortuous ravine below. :ssmile:

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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by neufer » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:00 pm

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Re: APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:24 pm

We call dead trees, "SNAGS"....so....the one snag in the middle with the 3 "fingers" looks like it is reaching up into the Milky Way!!! And several others look like they are reaching with it :D

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