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Milky Way Fades Away

The Babylonians thought it was the tail of their goddess Tiamat.  The ancient Greeks believed it endowed Hercules with his godlike abilities.  But it wasn’t until 1610, when Galileo used his telescope to take a closer look at the Milky Way that he discovered it was stars.  All stars.  And now scientists say that our view of those stars is being washed out by human light sources that continue to brighten our skies.  Losing the...

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