Friday, January 22, 2010

Downtown Local Making All Stops: Eagle Nebulae Next

If you want the Orion Nebulae, get back off and go across the platform for the uptown.

Seriously, I think this is a great illustration of our Milky Way galaxy. The two posts—on Flavorpill and Gizmodo—that led me to Samuel Arbesman's original posting felt it necessary to treat the reader like an moron and point out where our solar system is on the map. I give readers of the Interlude much more credit and assume you all know how to find us. If you don't know, though, I've just told you where to find the answer... and you're not a moron: it just so happens that that was literally the first thing we learned in my college astronomy class.

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