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#1
So I just finished my computer security exam, feelin' pretty bummed because I couldn't figure out the cipher text.. Didn't study enough. But alas check this out.

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

"Its a visual/interactive representation of the milky way. The information is derived from multiple sources of which 1 of them is from an actual space mission commissioned by the ESA. It’s recommended to use a mouse rather than your trackpad, scrolling through light-years can be a pain."

I nearly cried after zooming all the way, it just looks so cool. Yeah. I'm a bitch and think that life is pretty much like the end of the first Men in black movie with the alien and the marbles of galaxies.But seeing a visual representation is like woah.

Don't forget to press the Tour button on the top left to be mindgasmed.
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#2
Quite.
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#3
yep

boohoo, we are insignificant

deal with it
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#4
This isn't the whole universe. Just the Milky Way Galaxy.
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#5
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This isn't the whole universe. Just the Milky Way Galaxy.


Holy crap.
#7
The whole idea of the universe, well how big it is, and that its expanding or whatever, really ****s with my head.

I can't remember the video but I saw something on youtube that compared our sun to some of the other stars, and that ours is like a small dot compared. I'm useless with astronomy but it really interests me...

And then there's black holes, compressing matter into almost nothing
The time has come for all to see

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#8
Old post is old.


and now I'm dying inside that little bit quicker...
o()o

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#10
Click on the question mark bottom right.

Warning: Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do not use this visualization for interstellar navigation.


#11
Not to mention if you go into the size of the whole universe the size of the sun compared to the size of the galaxy all of sudden isn't that bug of a difference comparatively.
#12
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dat gif

i think you gave TS a heart attack
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#13
200 billion galaxies, most larger than the milky way. That's a lot. I'm gonna die soon anyways
#17
I prefer this for getting the scale of things. Goes right from a Planck length all the way to the size of the universe.

http://htwins.net/scale2/
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#18
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I prefer this for getting the scale of things. Goes right from a Planck length all the way to the size of the universe.

http://htwins.net/scale2/

Take note that it says estimated size of the universe. We are fully aware that it could be much larger not to mention expanding.
#19
Speaking of things that are small, what's up with that video?
The bar was the size of the screen, but the video was just larger than UG's avatars...
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#20
My band just played our best gig ever and I'm pissed as ****. Everything else seems irrelevant right now.

But in the morning I shall feel as insignificant as a small ant trying to eat a cookie.
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#21
You know the Great Red Spot, the storm that has raged on the surface of Jupiter for at least a couple hundred years now? You can fit 2 or 3 Earth's inside of that.

Sandy ain't shit.
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#22
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yep

boohoo, we are insignificant

deal with it

are we though

we could be the only beings in the universe with intelligence


well i say intelligence, but you know
#23
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The whole idea of the universe, well how big it is, and that its expanding or whatever, really ****s with my head.

I can't remember the video but I saw something on youtube that compared our sun to some of the other stars, and that ours is like a small dot compared. I'm useless with astronomy but it really interests me...

And then there's black holes, compressing matter into almost nothing

yeah, we have a small sun compared to others. but thats just how things are. life can only exist successfully small. like, earth sized life is about as big as it gets. or at least got, dinosaurs. so, of course everything else seems big. theres a lot of matter in the universe. its got to be big. its infinitely big.

dark holes are just tiny. compress all that useless open air out of objects and you are left with tiny shit. but hat happens after a black hole has sucked up so much matter that the core got big, like so big that gravity stopped things from sticking to it. layers get sloly less compressed untill you get an outer layer that flakes. so much matter in one spot that it actually speeds up time lol
#24
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are we though

we could be the only beings in the universe with intelligence


well i say intelligence, but you know

i wish we could travel into the far future. a point in time where we are aware of all the friendly and not so friendly life that has been living next to us all this time. so much life that if you said i bet we are the only life out here would make you look like an idiot. come on, there is so much space out there. its impossible for life to not exist. what kind of species are we to say were that special? hmm... maybe a species that thinks it has its own god and we are gods first priority. that god made trillions of light years worth of space just to make one tiny ass planet with some monkeys on it. we arent that hard to make. life has reformed on earth after many armageddons. if that can happen, then life on at least one other planet is very likely. so ****ing likely i w0uld say life exists outside the earth
#26
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yeah, we have a small sun compared to others. but thats just how things are. life can only exist successfully small. like, earth sized life is about as big as it gets. or at least got, dinosaurs. so, of course everything else seems big. theres a lot of matter in the universe. its got to be big. its infinitely big.

dark holes are just tiny. compress all that useless open air out of objects and you are left with tiny shit. but hat happens after a black hole has sucked up so much matter that the core got big, like so big that gravity stopped things from sticking to it. layers get sloly less compressed untill you get an outer layer that flakes. so much matter in one spot that it actually speeds up time lol



That is true, and I know but it can really get me that the sun is around a million times the size and general mass of earth, and the light from it takes, god knows how many hours to get here(?) and thats all in comparision with other stars, and how many galaxies there are even in the milky way.

All I know about black holes is that they will compress matter into a "squashed" like form and that there is, I think I've read, a white hole and reverse side to one

Mind = fucked
The time has come for all to see

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Yours Sincerely
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#27
It actually only takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth.

I agree though, the cosmic scale is mind boggling. Think of the Pillars of Creation, for example. Scientists believe they were destroyed over 4000 years ago, but we can still see them because of the massive distance between us and where they were.

edit: Read up on the Pillars again, and they were destroyed 6000 years ago. It takes 7000 years for the light to travel here from there, so we will only be able to view them for no more than 1000 more years.
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#28
This doesn't make me feel small tbh. Maybe if there was actually stuff out there. Earth feels like an oasis in the middle of a vast desert.
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#29
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It actually only takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth.


Upon reading that, I thought I mixed it all up with Solar Flares and their X-rays, turns out according to google I don't know much at all
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#30
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This doesn't make me feel small tbh. Maybe if there was actually stuff out there. Earth feels like an oasis in the middle of a vast desert.

You just don't get it, maaaaan.
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#31
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the best thing is that even the biggest star shown in that video likely is still tiny compared to the endless space around it.

I think I'd have a heart attack if they showed this starting with a nucleus and ending with the distances between stars.
#32
Anybody else notice that when you zoom out all the way it looks like water reflecting off a pond?
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#34
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I prefer this for getting the scale of things. Goes right from a Planck length all the way to the size of the universe.

http://htwins.net/scale2/


Love how it says the Minecraft world is larger than Neptune.
#35
There's a Stephen Hawking quote for this.
That which does not kill us makes us cookies.
#36
Just looking at stuff like this convinces me that we are DEFINITELY not alone in the galaxy. To me it seems completely ignorant to think that there's not intelligent life outside of our own planet. It's all so fascinating.
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#38
EDIT: ^^^Dam. Why would you post that? Now I have to watch the whole thing. I have reports to write.

EDIT2: Goddam. This guy is making me want to drop out of Biochem and take Mathematics.
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Last edited by metal4eva_22 at Nov 17, 2012,
#40
Space is big. Really, really big. You might think that its a long way to the pharmacist down the road, but that's just peanuts to space.
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