Karthik Easvur submitted this image to EarthSky, saying:
The Milky Way galactic center that you see in this picture is the galactic center of 25,000 years ago … So, basically, it’s a 25,000-year-old picture … But actually, the picture was clicked a few days back… :)
Isn’t this amazing???
Thank you, Karthik, and yes, it is amazing!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.