Cool Images of our Galaxy

A cool guy managed a project that mapped the entire sky at two microns. Two Linux boxes, two telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere, and time was all that was needed to capture some incredible data. If you like giant wall paper, there are some 4k 3k images of the heavens. Orion’s belt is particularly cool.

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  1. If you want to find out more cool stuff, I know a team from Sweden sent up a two-ton telescope called BLAST that reached the very limits of atmosphere and collected all kinds of data. Sort of like a poor man’s Hubble only without the billions and billions in cost overruns and NASA incompetence.


  2. I got a message from someone saying that “angryintern” is a PoliTech sock puppet.

    But no, “angryintern” is someone that I helped to create a blog and who was nice enough to leave me with admin rights.


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