Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way Above Easter Island
Posted on 06/18/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Why were the statues on Easter Island built? No one is sure. What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there. The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass. Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the unusual statues, but many believe that they were created about 500 years ago in the images of local leaders of a lost civilization. Pictured above, some of the stone giants were illuminated in 2009 under the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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it all makes sense now.
Are you hip to Easter Island?
On the Mothership.
- Parliament - Mother Ship Connection
At some point in the near future, I am going to have to take a trip to true nighttime darkness in order to see the sky that my ancestors lived under. We live in the age of light pollution which inevitably diminishes our appreciation of the sky and the universe beyond that sky. It is pictures like this that remind me of this lack. Thanks for reminding me.
I do not believe the only light in this picture is from the Milky Way. Perhaps with a reeeal long exposure but I doubt it.
So. It DOES all come down to ‘The Chiefs of Staff, Joint...’
From the 2010 July 14th APOD.
On my bucket list.
Zeus' chess pieces.
After years of playing at weddings and bar mitzvahs, I can’t escape the resemblance to LINE DANCING.
Stunningly beautiful pic, sir.
Darn it. In AFTER the it was aliens guy.
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