our active galaxy

The galaxy is a more exciting place than you might think. From Space.com:

bq. A new “X-ray movie of the Milky Way Galaxy”:http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060119/sc_space/exclusivenewxraymovieshows10yearsofmilkywayactivity shows stars erupting and black holes pulsating over a full decade of time.

It’s strangely compelling, like signal lights from a distant shore… [Thanks to Bryan for the link.]