Like A Hundred Million Hotdogs, Sir

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11:49 AM me: My mind has just been totally blown
11:50 AM "The largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. Itís not just the view of the sky from one location, but is instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles across the western United States and South Africa starting in March 2010. The final image is composed of 37,000 separate photographs."
  If you've ever wondered what the view is like if you are the earth
  this is it

6 minutes
11:57 AM me: impressive, right? That's OUR GALAXY
  plus, if you zoom in
  thousands of other galaxies.
11:58 AM ...or alternatively you could click on the i at the bottom and think about how it's a cool representation of information with a graphic index...
  your call
12:02 PM Krissa: WHOAAAAA
12:03 PM Krissa: fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck thats cool
12:04 PM me: I am trying to figure out what all the black cloud shit is
 Krissa: this is so cool
 me: the KEY
  is my favourite part
  in the bottom left when the i is clicked
  you are now looking at the center of the galaxy. you are now looking at the outer arm of the galaxy.
12:05 PM Krissa: ohhhhhhhhhhhh
  oh my go
 me: you are near a source of magnetic interference. move your planet in a figure 8 motion to clear this
 Krissa: this is quite literally the coolest thing i've ever seen
 me: WOOOO combo multiplier


Stuart, i didn't read you or Krissa for over a year, because my life got busy and distracted. but i have been looking at your blogs lately and i see that there are not many new posts. i hope you won't stop telling your stories to us, because that would just be so sad.
wishing you both well.
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