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
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
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
The Milky Way over Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur.
White Mountain Star Trails
Star trails, over the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
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
The earth rotates causing star tails around the North Star.
Star trails, Yosemite Valley
The stars trail above the highest waterfall in Yosemite.
Milkyway, Lone Pine
The Milkyway over the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a meteor from Halley's Comet.
Twilight, Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia, is a member of the Agave family.
Milkyway, Twin Lakes Mammoth
The Milkyway over Twin Lakes in Mammoth Lakes.
Milkyway, Trona Pinnacles
The Trona Pinnacles tufa spires in the Searles Dry Lake basin.
Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes
Convict Lake in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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.