Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way Over the Bungle Bungles
Posted on 09/11/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Which part of this picture do you find more interesting -- the land or the sky? Advocates for the land might cite the beauty of the ancient domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in Western Australia. These picturesque domes appear as huge layered beehives and are made of sandstones and conglomerates deposited over 350 million years ago. Advocates for the sky might laud the beauty of the Milky Way's central band shown arching from horizon to horizon. The photogenic Milky Way band formed over 10 billion years ago and now includes many well-known nebulae and bright stars. Fortunately, you don't have to decide and can enjoy both together in this beautiful 8-frame panorama taken from the dark skies of Purnululu National Park about two months ago.
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[Credit & Copyright: Mike Salway]
Decide Anyway: Land or Sky?BTW, the link on this image is to the big version, which is worth the wait to load it, imho.
Bungle Bungle? Did they name that after Obama and Biden?
Beautiful pic as always, Civ.
They’re Zero and Lessthanzero.
Thank you, Mr. Civilizations.
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