6 June 2008
The Big Picture
Posted by Ryan Anderson
This news is a few days old, but it’s so cool I had to share it. At the American Astronomical Society (AAS) conference this week, astronomers have unveiled a 55 meter long infrared image of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The image is a mosiac of more than 800,000 images from the Spitzer space telescope. Forget the “Megapixels” you’re used to hearing about for your digital camera. This bad boy is is 39,000 x 6000 pixels in size: more than 4 billion pixels. Want to see what an image like this looks like? Look no further, the internet will show you. Just head over to this great image viewer, and get lost in our galaxy.
What does this have to do with Mars?
Nothing. That’s why it’s labeled “not mars”.
So why isn’t everything here devoted to Mars?
This place is called The MARTIAN Chronicles, not whatever the heck we
feel like talking about Chronicles.
The rest of the Universe already has too much publicity. Let’s give poor
little Mars and its tiny little robot explorer a chance, ay?
Not everything here is related to Mars because this is my blog, and I am interested in things other than Mars. Nobody is forcing you to read the non-mars posts.
Also, Mars gets a tremendous amount of publicity compared to most other aspects of space exploration. Obviously, I think this is justified because I study Mars and there is a lot happening at the Red Planet lately, but I also think that many readers are interested in a little variety and don’t mind hearing about other topics.
dudes, also, this is our blog.
please don’t try to keep us in a box, we dont’ fit very well.
The Universe is a very big place, so there is certainly room
for more than one topic on this blog. :^)