We live on the edge of a wonderful spiral galaxy.
The Milky Way, a remarkable sight, a special band of light.
But beware, there are dark regions within the bands of light where interstellar dust blocks the light of distant stars.
The area of sky that the Milky Way obscures is called the Zone of Avoidance. A place I have no wish to visit. Neither do I wish to get close to the black hole in the centre of our spiral galaxy. I have no wish to touch upon the dark matter that hides from our sunlight either.
The dark matter halo does appeal to my sense of wonder, but I cannot go there for it is time to move on.
I would have liked to visit Andromeda, for that name has long fascinated me. Alas, it is time to go home and Andromeda will have to wait until next time.
It is time to go back to our Blue Planet.
I look back towards our galaxy, the Milky Way, high enough to see the pregnant bulge, her arms moving through space, gathering more stars to her heart. I feel giddy as I watch this amazing galaxy with its giant halo spinning wild like a giant cowboys lasso.
Here my journey ends, I am back on Terra Firma, wondering what adventure I can choose next…
Thank you to everyone who journeyed with me!