Epic time lapse shows what the Milky Way will look like in 400,000 years

Have you ever seen 40,000 shooting stars flash in the sky at the same time?

If you wish, the European Space Agency (ESA) offers you two options: Either you will stare at the night sky for about solar system drives steadily through the Milky Way (requires patience) – or check out a new 60 second time-lapse simulation of the same, courtesy of ESA’s Gaia space observatory.