Elon Musk made sensational headlines earlier this week when his company SpaceX launched an electric sports car into space. The Tesla Roadster, ferried by a Falcon Heavy rocket, is now sailing through the cosmos, manned by a dummy the company has appropriately dubbed "Starman.'
The first car in space is flashy PR gamesmanship from Musk, who's equipped the Roadster -- replete with messages for aliens -- to sail through the cosmos for potentially millions of years. For now, though, distant history will have to wait, because astronomers have already shared photos of Starman's nascent journey through the darkness of space.
Scientists from the Virtual Telescope Project managed to capture an image of the Roadster drifting among the stars. You can see it move across the screen -- it's a tiny dot -- in the image below: