I just stumbled upon this spectacular time-lapse video shot by Randy Halverson, a farmer and photographer in South Dakota, showing the brilliance of our magnificent Milky Way Galaxy. You've got to take a look.
Our home galaxy, as you'll remember, contains an estimated 100 to 400 billion stars and at least 50 billion planets. Oh, and it's one of about 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.
Inspiring and downright stupefying at the same time.