Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Georgia.
Here’s a brilliant new image by Chris Georgia of the Milky Way galaxy, our night sky companion over the Atlantic Ocean and above the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River; Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.
In this image you can begin to feel an appreciation for the beauty of this 74 square-mile park and its landscape as well as the effort that goes into keeping it that way. And what about that night sky? The core of the Milky Way rises off the horizon as if it couldn’t make the turn (for our benefit). Along with the beautiful green hint of airglow is the light of a hundred billion stars glowing from beyond the blanket of gas and dust that lies along its plane.
Looking just to the right you see the red supergiant star Antares…
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