Rookie photographer snaps shooting star and the awe-inspiring glory of the Milky Way in just one click
Shooting Star and Milky Way over Goblin Valley National Park in Green River, Utah. Photo Credit: Bret Webster The Milky Way is seen in the distance over a collection of hoodoos, tall spiny columns of rock which protrude from the bottom of arid basins.
Tilt your computer screen until the milky way is level with the ground (your computer will be sideways). Now what you're doing is looking towards the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. We are on one of the outer arms of our galaxy so that is why it looks so dense and that you can see the outer arms. It's amazing to see where we really are in space. Just think about it.