Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Three Galaxies over New Zealand
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:03:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: No, radio dishes cannot broadcast galaxies. Although they can detect them, the above image features a photogenic superposition during a dark night in New Zealand about two weeks ago. As pictured above, the central part of our Milky Way Galaxy is seen rising to the east on the image left and arching high overhead. Beneath the Galactic arc and just above the horizon are the two brightest satellite galaxies of our Milky Way, with the Small Magellanic Cloud to the left and the Large Magellanic Cloud on the right. The radio dish is the Warkworth Satellite Station located just north of Auckland.
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[Credit & Copyright: Mike Mackinven]
Makes me want to travel to the Southern Hemisphere!
You might get dizzy looking at the moon. It’s upside down there.