The Milky Way over Abandoned Kilns



These abandoned kilns in Nevada were made in the 1870s to turn wood into charcoal. Tom McEwan snapped this amazing picture of the night sky over them:

Visible above the unusual kilns is a colorful star field, highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy appearing along a diagonal toward the lower right. Many famous sites in our Galaxy are visible, including the Pipe Nebula and the Dark River to Antares, seen to the right of the Milky Way. The origin of the green mist on the lower left, however, is currently unexplained.


Click on the link to see a much larger version. Link -via Marginal Revolution

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Kind of reminds me of one of those 70's posters/panel van art that usually included some sort of Barbarian Chick & a Unicorn. I love it! :-)
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