Centaurus A Elementary School

Centaurus A Elementary School

The Earth is in the outer reaches of the Milky Way–sort of The Low Rent District.  This is my conception of what the night sky might look like on a planet located closer to the center of its galaxy.

Centaurus A is spectacular.  I hope to visit it some day when the fares are lower.  It’s about 15 million light years from Earth and I just don’t have enough Frequent Flyer Light Years right now.

NASA/ESA image from the Hubbell Telescope
Wikipedia entry: Centaurus A (NGC 5128)