Star Search: Heaven’s Map for Getting Lost

May 6, 2013 5:46PM

Billions of stars (surely not septillions) can be only hinted at; peering closely at any one print reveals uncountable black points. Stepping back to take in the entire wall — floor to ceiling — gives the viewer a bracing sense of what facing down even a piece of the universe might be like.

Image: NGS-POSS Plate O636, taken December 13, 1952 (Image courtesy Apexart)


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