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Date: 05/20/09 06:35 PM

89 Responses to Time Lapse Of Galactic Centre Of Milky Way

  1. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    Link: Time Lapse Of Galactic Centre Of Milky Way - A photo was taken every 20 seconds at a Texas star party to create this simply amazing time lapse video.
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    Oh my god that`s gorgeous.

    Dear Texas,

    We forgive you. You have redeemed yourself.

    Sincerely, The Other 49 States.

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    Monday Male 13-17
    118 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    WHOA! That is amazing.
  4. Profile photo of kiddo
    kiddo Male 13-17
    255 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    what were the tings at the bottom corners? they were too distracting to me. ahaha .
  5. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    pretty. and sparkly :P
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    amped35 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    opiebreath
    Female, 18-29, Western US
    11416 Posts Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:39:28 PM
    Oh my god that`s gorgeous.
    Dear Texas,

    We forgive you. You have redeemed yourself.

    Sincerely, The Other 49 States.

    that made my day

  7. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    It`s like a river of sparkles.
  8. Profile photo of drummfreak
    drummfreak Male 13-17
    62 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    the sun just devours it all!
  9. Profile photo of Guy6870
    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    it was like, meh a bunch a stars and then like good god thats beautiful
  10. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    "My God, It`s full of stars!" - Dave Bowman
  11. Profile photo of nrvegetarian
    nrvegetarian Female 13-17
    140 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    That was the best thing to come out of Texas since Quincey P. Morris. (Dracula reference! lol)
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    cdpickels09 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    that was pretty awesome
  13. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Simply beautiful! I was on a beach when I saw the milky way the 1st time.
  14. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    and this is why i love space.
  15. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    That was amazing!
  16. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    wow.. that was so amazing. Very humbling
  17. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    I am assuming CrakrJack is referring to actor Keir Dullea who is in the movie Fortune due out this year. Dullea is a strong actor and I can`t wait to see more of his work. http://www.fortune-movie.com/trailer/
  18. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    wow
  19. Profile photo of alk3v
    alk3v Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Looks like there`s a huge scar in the universe to me.
  20. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    People, the universe is not too big, is just we are so darn small ;)
  21. Profile photo of ManilaRose
    ManilaRose Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    That was amazing. Many kudos to the guy that filmed this, it just made my day. :-)

    On a second note though - star parties? Seems like a fancy rave-type thing.

  22. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    why does it seem to warp?
  23. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    It warps because the photographer used a fisheye lens.
  24. Profile photo of hated0love
    hated0love Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    weird but oddly great
  25. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Oooooh...pretty :D
  26. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    It warps because the photographer used a fisheye lens.

    makes sense

  27. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    @kiddo "what were the things at the bottom corners?

    Those were people with red flashlights. They use red because it doesn`t knock out your night vision. The ground appears to wrap up around the corners because of the wide-angle lens.

  28. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
    846 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    nice, while normal lenses would have worked better the fisheye gave a better total view
  29. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    That was amazing!
  30. Profile photo of thevssranger
    thevssranger Male 18-29
    89 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    thats awesome. i love space.
  31. Profile photo of LordNick
    LordNick Male 18-29
    284 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    damn sun
  32. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Why can`t it ever be that dark over here?
  33. Profile photo of mrj3016
    mrj3016 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    Look everyone! It`s the Whispering Eye!
  34. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    thank you William Castleman
  35. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    I`ve never seen the milky way unfortunately...but that`s probably because I live in New Jersey
  36. Profile photo of Souljah23
    Souljah23 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    I love space the most ~ it`s where I do all my zero g` reading.
  37. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    That is so freaking fake I`m not even going to begin to describe why. I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you what just happened there that you will never see from earth. Why do people do these things?
  38. Profile photo of Naname
    Naname Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    @thelonius

    It`s too bad you don`t realize how retarded you make yourself look when you do things like that. So try not to make yourself look any less intelligent, if you can.

    Anyone with any degree of intelligence can tell that this video is real.

  39. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    lol ok ignore the troll already
  40. Profile photo of Calli_Sun
    Calli_Sun Female 13-17
    39 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Wow, im in awe; space is a magnificent thing ~
  41. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    woah cool
  42. Profile photo of Freemind2po
    Freemind2po Male 13-17
    154 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    I hope that thelonious is not actually 30-39, that would be a sad day. Onto the topic of this video. I it was beautiful. rarely do you get to experience how the night sky is like a porthole into an unimaginably vast place.
  43. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    Guys, don`t argue over something so trivial, please. It tarnishes it.
  44. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    Its funny, I`ve been working towards my degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics now for four years and I have never viewed the Milky Way in person. Not too surprising though, there`s a big difference between research level and amateur astronomy.

    Of course, with the amateur stuff, they get to enjoy things like this. I get a bunch of fuzzy X-ray images to try and classify.

  45. Profile photo of TheArsPoet
    TheArsPoet Female 18-29
    41 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 12:08 am
    That is so beautiful...it makes me wish for my own telescope even more...
  46. Profile photo of awf1011
    awf1011 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 1:13 am
    i think is funny that all you people think space is sooooo cool. Come back down to earth, space kills.
  47. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 1:47 am
    Allllllllllllllllllllll those stars, and allllllllllllll of the planets allllllllll of those stars have, and not one of them could possibly harbor any life, right? ;)
  48. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 1:50 am
    Why should there be any intelligent life up there?

    There`s none down here!

  49. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 2:26 am
    "Why should there be any intelligent life up there?

    There`s none down here!"

    Well one then we could do in an effort to rectify that is to realize that there is no such thing as down here and up there... down and up are just perspectives that we reference from the horizon, and the seemingly planar nature of gravity. we are on the surface of a sphere, there is no top and bottom to it.

    Now we could use the galactic plane as a standard for up and down, but do we just arbitrarily define one and the other?

    Something like this can really give you a new perspective. Someday, I want to be up there looking back at the surface, just watching it, for hours.

  50. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 2:26 am
    All I know is that there`s nothing more relaxing than laying down in the grass away from the city lights and looking up to that sparkling display of infinite possibilities otherwise known as, space.

    And it makes for some really great make-out moments with the hubba-hubba-bubba next to me. :D

  51. Profile photo of matrixie
    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 2:34 am
    Its sooooooo pretty.... :P
  52. Profile photo of KOLLO
    KOLLO Female 18-29
    396 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 2:45 am
    so so pretty!! love the bit just as it becomes dawn especially :-)
  53. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 2:50 am
    Bee, ee, a, utiful!
  54. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2009 at 4:52 am
    It`s like all the specks of dust in the air when you shine a flashlight.
  55. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 5:50 am
    Wow, I never noticed that the movement of the stars was so... liqueous.
  56. Profile photo of Robert_D
    Robert_D Male 18-29
    589 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 6:05 am
    If only the light pollution didn`t drown out the stars here...

    *sigh*

  57. Profile photo of mst4k
    mst4k Male 18-29
    67 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 6:05 am
    how come i cant see the milky way when im out side in the dark...
  58. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 6:35 am
    This video is fake.
    Everyone knows Texas is the lone star state.
    DUH
  59. Profile photo of horsie
    horsie Male 18-29
    185 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 6:55 am
    w00t?! i had no idea that you could see a nebula from earth.
  60. Profile photo of N-Vet
    N-Vet Male 30-39
    105 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 7:53 am
    Seeing a sight like this whenever I was on night bridge watch in the middle of the ocean on a clear, moonless night is one of the few things I miss about being in the Navy...
  61. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 9:07 am
    so pretty but why was there the sun when it was night time that confused me a bit lol
  62. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2009 at 9:57 am
    vv Shanir,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning

  63. Profile photo of stankilla
    stankilla Male 18-29
    123 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 10:00 am
    Simply Gorgeous....
  64. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 10:42 am
    lol... oh, davymid, you slay me.
  65. Profile photo of acthrellis
    acthrellis Female 18-29
    98 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    ROFL @ davymid! oh god i`m crying. jesus.
  66. Profile photo of kittykittkat
    kittykittkat Female 13-17
    34 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    Holy fudge thats cool XD
  67. Profile photo of tigerlily319
    tigerlily319 Female 18-29
    26 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    davymid.. <3
  68. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    awesome
  69. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Woah...
  70. Profile photo of Silverfalcon
    Silverfalcon Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    Too bad I don`t live i an area where I could see that. Wow...
  71. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    neat-drating-o
  72. Profile photo of Uniform
    Uniform Male 18-29
    111 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Damn, that bit at the end was pretty cool.
  73. Profile photo of muhtalikuh
    muhtalikuh Male 18-29
    241 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    freakin ownz. space, nature FTW
  74. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    I really expected to see just one star...being Texas and all.
  75. Profile photo of gozirra
    gozirra Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Very impressive - and nobody even yelled "FAKE" for once.
  76. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    vv Sorry gozirra, but there`s always one, unfortunately. See earlier in the thread:

    "That is so freaking fake I`m not even going to begin to describe why. I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you..." blah blah bollocks.

    I think I share the same sentiment with you when I state that I wish I could edit google searches to filter out the term "retard".

  77. Profile photo of apeirophobia
    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    It kind of looked like a lumpy vulva.
  78. Profile photo of _optimusmars
    _optimusmars Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    i saw like 20 shooting stars!
  79. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 12:12 am
    "It kind of looked like a lumpy vulva."

    You look like a lumpy vulva

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    dairy Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 8:36 am
    that was awesome, and should have been recommended instead of the freaky nosferatu video :S

    Also, "I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you..."

    so..you dont look up at the sky, therefore have no idea onm the subject from first hand evidence, so should stfu and keep your annoying comments to yourself?

  81. Profile photo of makkaal
    makkaal Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 9:29 am
    Rarely a video makes me sit here with my mound open. That was amazing.
  82. Profile photo of gunslinger
    gunslinger Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    december 21, 2012...you`re looking at the portal to the end of the world...just ask your local Mayan.
  83. Profile photo of Mistinguett
    Mistinguett Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    this is amazing, I love it
  84. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Makkaal: I was pretty excited by your post, but then I noticed that you`re a guy.
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    theshootist Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    eff kin great. awesome. incredible
  86. Profile photo of superdud3
    superdud3 Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    omg that was unbelivable ... just wow... we really are just a speck a drift in a sea :O
  87. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2009 at 12:52 am
    "Rarely a video makes me sit here with my mound open. That was amazing."

    Baaaaaaaaahahahahaha! Best typo I`ve ever seen.

  88. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
    528 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 12:57 am
    "davymid.. <3"
    "ROFL @ davymid! oh god i`m crying. jesus."
    "lol... oh, davymid, you slay me. "

    Davymid you pimp

  89. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    May 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    drink beers and eat tacos...

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