A Deep Look into a Dark Sky

"Can you count the number of bright dots in this picture? This crowded frame is a deep-field image obtained using the Wide Field Imager (WFI), a camera mounted on a relatively modestly sized telescope, the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre located at the La Silla Observatory, Chile.

This image is one of five patches of sky covered by the COMBO-17 survey (Classifying Objects by Medium-Band Observations in 17 filters), a deep search for cosmic objects in a relatively narrow area of the southern hemisphere’s sky. Each one of the five patches is recorded using 17 individual colour filters. Each one of the five COMBO-17 images covers an area of the sky the size of the full Moon. [read more]”

Credit: ESO/COMBO-17

I used to agree, yeah it’d be a fucking privilege to have my heart broken by you; and then it actually happened. And now I can’t feel anything. I don’t write anymore because I whenever I get an idea I just end up writing your name a thousand times. I don’t read because every story reminds me of an adventure with you. And I want to just forget all about you but I’m scared that if I do, I’ll just feel emptier than I already am. Fuck.
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