Our 747 pilot contributor Christiaan van Heijst has taken a stunning photo of the Milky Way over Mongolia.
Christiaan takes up the story.
“Flying over Mongolia, accompanied by the grandest of all nocturnal spectacles; the galactic core of the Milky Way. Containing approximately a trillion stars, it constitutes the equivalent of our local neighborhood in the universe; a spiraling mass of gas and stars that spans for over 100,000 light-years: the distance it takes for light to travel in one Earth-year. What I see with the naked eye is not so much read more ⇒