Jan 08

Center of Milky Way from Adler visualization

downsized_0107091327.jpg, originally uploaded by NDeRC2.

This visualization of the center of the Milky Way is just a small subsection of the large visualization of our home galaxy at the Adler Planetarium, captured and uploaded via cell phone camera. Visualization is amazing. It’s worth asking: is this a REAL picture of the milky way? Does it really look like that? To whom, and when? Who took this picture, anyway? If you close your eyes quickly, you can still see it: how did that image get in your head? Who put it there?

I was at the Adler for an I2U2 meeting, and couldn’t resist….