Wednesday, May 12, 2010

fiery milky way

the royal observatory greenwich has posted the new "astronomer's gallery" for the month of may. this month's astronomer is stuart lynn who blogs at we are all in the gutter and works at oxford university with the makers of galaxy zoo and the new moon zoo.

stuart's gallery is called stories in the stars and shows an impressive collection of space imagery. this is my favorite:

it was taken by bobshots on flickr. i love the ancient tribal feel of the photo. the light from the huge fire sets the stage for the fresh outdoor atmosphere, and it almost looks like the milky way rises up as the smoke from the fire!

click through to stories in the stars to read stuart's impressions on these lovely images, and share your own!

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