2007-06-08

1047. A Long Way

The distance to our
Milky Way's other side...
how far's that?

9 comments:

Masago said...

1047. A Long Way

The distance to our
Milky Way's other side...
how far's that?

Link with 1046: Celestial.

[Light from the opposite side of the Milky Way would have traveled over 18 billion miles and have taken about 90 thousand years to get here. Who can really fathom how far that is?

Of course, light from the opposite side of our galaxy never gets to us as it is blocked by the incredible dense cluster of stars at the galaxy's centre.]

Bill said...

starry night
such a long way
to spring

Borut said...

Wow. Mind boggling!? Maybe it's our thoughts which can do it, in the twinkling of an eye. Of course, just a thought!:)

floots said...

somehow
we still have to ask these questions
even though science has an answer
the question is an emotional/soul-searching one
and you capture that here
lovely

Dana-Maria Onica said...

Ah, this involuntary memory!

"As the heavens seem so far
Now who will paint the midnight star?" - Enya, of course

polona said...

perhaps you need infinite improbability drive ;)

Masago said...

Bill: Excellent! I love it.

Borut: Ours thoughts can indeed hurdle the seemingly unhurdleable...but reality is a patient friend. :-)

Floots: Yes, science does have some answers, not always satisfying... Thanks.

Dana-Maria: Nice. Thanks.

Polona: Improbability alright... :-)

Pamela said...

did anyone say "far out."

Masago said...

Pamela: Very far out.