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The Milky Galaxy Core

The Milky Galaxy Core

The Milky Way galaxy contains our Solar System and is estimated to contain 100-400 billion stars as well as 100's of billion of alien planets. With billions of stars in the Milky Way that are similar to our sun and billions of planets there is a high possibility of Earth like planets. Italiana America physics Enrico Fermi pointed this out in what is known as the Fermi Paradox. The Fermi Paradox points to the contradiction between the high possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lac

Waxing Crescent Moon

Waxing Crescent Moon

The Waxing Crescent Moon with Earthshine also known as Da Vinci Glow after Leonardo Da Vinci who was the first in recorded history to explain this phenomenon. This is the glow of the unlit part of the moon as the light from the sun light reflects off the Earth's surface and back to the moon.

Startrail, Trona Pinnicles

Startrail, Trona Pinnicles

These pinnacles located in the Mojave Desert rise from the ancient lake basin of what was once Searles Lake. During the Pleistocene period massive run off from the glacier covered Sierra Nevada, lead to a series of connected inland lakes. Deep under Searles Lake lied calcium rich groundwater and over a time period of 10,000 to 100,000 years the calcium enriched groundwater mixing with the alkaline lake water lead to the growth of theses tufa towers. Shot on October's newmoon looking North as the

Milky Way, Big Sur

Milky Way, Big Sur

The Milky Way over Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur.

White Mountain Star Trails

White Mountain Star Trails

Star trails, over the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Milkyway, Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Milkyway, Ancient Bristlecone Pine

The ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on Earth. Many of these trees are over 4000 years old. The oldest tree in this Grove is estimated to be 5068 years old. The exact location of that tree is kept secret an know to only a few scientist.and botanists. This image was shot at 11000 feet on September's new moon as Venus rose with the Milkway.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

The earth rotates causing star tails around the North Star.

Star trails, Yosemite Valley

Star trails, Yosemite Valley

The stars trail above the highest waterfall in Yosemite.

Milkyway, Lone Pine

Milkyway, Lone Pine

The Milkyway over the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a meteor from Halley's Comet.

Twilight, Joshua Tree National Park

Twilight, Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia, is a member of the Agave family.

Milkyway, Twin Lakes Mammoth

Milkyway, Twin Lakes Mammoth

The Milkyway over Twin Lakes in Mammoth Lakes.

Milkyway, Trona Pinnacles

Milkyway, Trona Pinnacles

The Trona Pinnacles tufa spires in the Searles Dry Lake basin.

Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes

Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes

Convict Lake in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Milkyway, Mono Lake

Milkyway, Mono Lake

Many columns of limestone rise above the surface of Mono Lake. These limestone towers consist primarily of calcium carbonate minerals such as calcite. This type of limestone rock is referred to as tufa, which is a term used for limestone that forms in low to moderate temperatures.