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 Post subject: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 16:01 
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I'm assuming we've all seen this by now, but if you haven't:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/he ... /zoomable/
A high resolution photo of the Andromeda galaxy. Keep zooming in, every single point of light you see is a star*

Now combine it with this:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... 7/image/a/
Which shows the amount of visible galaxies in a tiny empty black part of the night sky.

It makes you think. I'm currently thinking that I want a krispy kreme doughnut.





*to be precise, the vast majority are stars, some are clusters, and there are a few other galaxies in there too...


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 Post subject: Re: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 16:12 
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 Post subject: Re: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 16:31 
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"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen..."



http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Hitchh ... the_Galaxy


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 Post subject: Re: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 16:44 
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Well now I've had to go and buy a dozen assorted Krispy Kremes. Cunt.

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 Post subject: Re: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:21 
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If you can get hold of some, look at the sky on a clear night through a pair of Krispy Kremes binoculars. It is almost shocking.


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 Post subject: Re: Space is big, you know
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:40 
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This looks pretty good:

http://en.spaceengine.org/

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