Monday, June 15, 2009

Lost Milky Way.

I came across an interesting article that says that 1/5 of the human population of Earth has lost view of the Milky Way at night. Not that it isn't there, or weather is bad for most of the population, but rather light pollution is what hides it. I was kind of surprised that it was only 1/5 of the population, I figured it would be more like 2 or 3/5th of humanity. I guess people are more spread out than I thought. From the article mentions that it's mostly Europe and a lot of the US that lost it, so I that does make sense since it's pretty tightly packed with people all their light pollution spraying up in the sky from their cities.

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