The Great Annihilator and the Roof of the Milky Way

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It’s been a few days since Sagittarius A* and I made it to The Great Annihilator along with CMDR Bikky and CMDR Ian Norton. It may not be the biggest black hole in the galaxy but it’s far more spectacular than Sgr A*. Must be something to do with having 2 black holes but the gravitational lensing is really something.

We hung around for an hour or so, daring each other to go closer and closer to the A and B stars and taking photos and then bid our farewells, the last time any of us will see another human for at least a couple of weeks.

I wasn’t really sure what to do after that so I just headed upwards to see how far I could get. Pretty far as it turns out. I made it to 2722ly above the galactic plain before I ran out of stars in jump range. Up here, there’s just blackness above me and the light of the Milky Way’s 400 billion stars below. I must be one of the highest humans alive at the moment and the views are spectacular. I’ll leave you with some photos.

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A trinary? system. 3 stars very close to each other anyway.
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An Earthlike floating almost 3000 light years from the galactic plain.
An Eathlike with a nebula behind it. I wouldn't mind living here.
An Earthlike with a nebula behind it. I wouldn’t mind living here.
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A nebula floating above the galaxy. If anyone knows what it is, let me know. I couldn’t find its name.
Ada, my trusty Asp Explorer. A little beaten up now but holding up well.
Ada, my trusty Asp Explorer. A little beaten up now but holding up well.
Nothing that interesting but it looks pretty.
Nothing that interesting but it looks pretty.
Looking up into blackness.
Looking up into blackness.
Looking out over the Milky Way.
Looking out over the Milky Way.
Another Earthlike. The highest in the Galaxy?
Another Earthlike. The highest in the Galaxy?
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A terraformable water world orbiting the previous Earthlike. Imagine the night sky if you lived here.

Fly safe commanders.

2 thoughts on “The Great Annihilator and the Roof of the Milky Way”

  1. brilliant blog, spent the morning at work reading it and felt nothing but jelous because i (attend) work for 50 hours a week, have a wife and three young kids. i know i will never see sagitarious A, or the great annihilator. its unlikely ill ever form well established wings and take part in week long community activities. but your blog made me realise that as long as someone is then thats better than nothing.
    for the moment ill stick to my solitary bounty hunting (add in your rare whiskey and onion head runs which i had no idea about) and dream of the day, 20 years from now, divorced and with kids that will be playing their own version of elite, i can spend my credits from 20 years of 2 hours play a week, buy an asp and head into the void following in the footsteps of the great CMDR Ol, legendary hero of the onionhead farms.

    1. I know a few people who can only get on for a couple of hours a week but still have fun.

      If you want to go to Sag A* you should – it’ll take about 26 hours there and the same back so at 2 hours a week it’d take you almost half a year but there have been a few explorers out even longer than that!

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