This video makes us travel through our galactic home, the Milky Way. Using the magnificent 800-million-pixel, 360-degree panoramic image featured in the GigaGalaxy Zoom project, launched by ESO within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009), we move towards the Galactic Centre, then across the Galactic Plane that runs horizontally through the image.

Source:
Voyage in the Milky Way
European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere
EuropeanSouthernObservatory

http://www.eso.org/gallery/v/Videos/Galaxies/vid-32a-09_FLASH.flv.html

Category: Science, Video

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3 Responses to “Voyage in the Milky Way”

  1. Avl Dao says:

    We never quite made it out of the Alpha Quadrant in that vid. A little further and we could’ve treked into Romulan Space.

    Nnetheless, it did a hyped-up hop past Minbari, Centauri and Narn space, relatively quickly.

  2. princess says:

    Thanks for the video – sure makes us and our lives seem insignificant.