Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Video of the Milky Way Galaxy rising above the horizon (link roundup)

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

I live in Los Angeles, so other than a few camping excursions, I'm used to seeing only a few stars at night. I was stunned when I read that the Milky Way likely got its name because it looked like spilled milk. But as you can see in the video above, it's startlingly bright. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Win Last Exit to Nowhere t-shirts.

2. Vintage blinking doll's eye ring. Via these sites.

3. Moby Dick paper toy.

4. The grim reaper listens to a ghost story.

*Previously: Death rides a tricycle.

*Buy vintage spaceships at eBay.