The Russian Village and those Stars at Night…

One of the things that I love about the village as I loved about living in the country all my life is really something very simple and easy. It is something that is such a pleasure and so easy to overlook. It is something that city people never see because of the glow from the city obscures it at night. It is something so immense that it is beyond normal senses as to the vastness of it all…

Next time you are in the country at night away from all the lights of a city and the sky is clear. Stop and look up at the sky. Let your eyes adjust and then when you can take in what is above you, that is when you should go, oh wow…

The Milky-way is just one of the most incredible things to observe with our bare eyes, that there is in our known universe. The whiteness of the huge streak across the blackened sky is only one thing. A vast amount of stars and planets that encompasses billions upon billions and billions…

It is agreed that the Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, 100,000 light years in diameter, with observations suggesting that it is a spiral galaxy containing 200–400 billion stars. Depending on its structure the entire galaxy has a rotational rate of once every 15 to 50 million years. The galaxy is also moving at a rate of 552 to 630 km per second depending on the relative frame of reference. It is estimated to be about 13.2 billion years old, nearly as old as the Universe. The Milky Way is part of the Local Group of galaxies. Read More >>>

This morning sipping on that cup of chicory, I was thinking about the Milky Way and here in Russia at the village there is not a single light to effect your vision. It is really an incredible sight to see…

If you haven’t studied the night sky for awhile then maybe it is time to do it again. If you never have studied the night sky, then you are in for a real treat and you should be lying down to help keep from being overwhelmed…

If just 1/10 of a percent of the stars had a planet with life around it…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, who has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home (&) Honestly, I have no idea how much to ask for, but is a gift of even $1 something you'd be able to consider, to help keep Windows to Russia online in a Tiny Russian Village?