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Posted: 12/30/2006 7:35:54 PM EST
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things. Came across this on another board but thought everyone here might enjoy it.


www.co-intelligence.org/newsletter/comparisons.html
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:40:07 PM EST
We're tiny.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:45:16 PM EST
Its hard for me to even comprehend
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:45:20 PM EST
Yeah the place outside our solar system is large enough to be literally a whole universe unto itself!
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:46:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 7:49:01 PM EST by DK-Prof]
There's some cool animation from a university in Florida that goes (by one order of magniture I think), all the way from the Milky Way (one of billions of galaxies), down to "normal" scale, and then down to the subatomic level.

It's very cool and quite mind-blowing. Does anyone have the link?



ETA: Found it:

micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:47:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:07:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 8:08:30 PM EST by meszues]

Originally Posted By Chokey:
hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/2006/23/image/a/format/xlarge_web


YOU JUST BLEW MY FREAKIN MIND!
ETA: - captured by hubble telescope
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Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:10:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:13:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?


don't you think your dad should give you that kind of talk? One good way to find out though!
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:13:35 PM EST
a kitten dies.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:15:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 8:18:34 PM EST by CARFan]

Originally Posted By Gopher:
a kitten dies.


No!

The ceiling kitten is watching you masturbate!

[insert classic ARFCOM pic]


ETA: That classic pic not on my CPU. But I could add a fat chick as a consolation?


Does this help?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:16:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
a kitten dies.


No!

The ceiling kitten is watching you masturbate!

[insert pic]



SPACE KITTEN WATCHES CEILING KITTEN MASTURBATE!
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:18:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?


Think about this…

If a star, somewhere in the universe, exploded every time someone masturbated. And if this had been going on since the first caveman found another use for his hands. Then, it still wouldn’t have put a dent in the total number of stars.

That’s how big the universe is.

(Now, if you’ll excuse me I gotta go wipe out another star system.)

Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:20:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thuban:
Think about this…

...If a star, somewhere in the universe, exploded every time someone masturbated. ...



Whoa Whoa Whoa...

Lets not get to far ahead.

WWJD???
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:21:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thuban:

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?


Think about this…

If a star, somewhere in the universe, exploded every time someone masturbated. And if this had been going on since the first caveman found another use for his hands. Then, it still wouldn’t have put a dent in the total number of stars.

That’s how big the universe is.

(Now, if you’ll excuse me I gotta go wipe out another star system.)


Let me just say... If I was Vader, I would have made Princess Leia watch me destroy Alderan!
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:24:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thuban:

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?


Think about this…

If a star, somewhere in the universe, exploded every time someone masturbated. And if this had been going on since the first caveman found another use for his hands. Then, it still wouldn’t have put a dent in the total number of stars.

That’s how big the universe is.

(Now, if you’ll excuse me I gotta go wipe out another star system.)



Now that you mention it. It would be pretty fuckin awesome if every time I gave the old bald-headed yogurt slinger a tug a universe exploded...
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:27:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 8:27:35 PM EST by 1Andy2]
someone needs to insert some ceiling cat into that galaxies picture...
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:27:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thuban:

Originally Posted By CARFan:

Originally Posted By Gopher:
or just how insignificant this rock is in the grand scheme of things....



So, in the grand sceme of things, what happens when I masturbate?


Think about this…

If a star, somewhere in the universe, exploded every time someone masturbated. And if this had been going on since the first caveman found another use for his hands. Then, it still wouldn’t have put a dent in the total number of stars.

That’s how big the universe is.

(Now, if you’ll excuse me I gotta go wipe rub out another star system.)



...fixed it for ya.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:28:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Towely:
Now that you mention it. It would be pretty fuckin awesome if every time I gave the old bald-headed yogurt slinger a tug a universe exploded...



LMFAO! Good euphemism
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:30:18 PM EST
What gets me about the Hubble Deep Field picture (above), is that even the tiniest visible dots in that image are galaxies. I wish that in the future a special telescope is developed to do a really deep field image. The Hubble one took around 20 days. I want to see one that takes about a year.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:31:35 PM EST
The world's largest model of the Solar System is found here. It shows the size of planets, AND relative distance between planets. It is several miles wide!
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:07:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
The world's largest model of the Solar System is found here. It shows the size of planets, AND relative distance between planets. It is several miles wide!

I looked into what it would take to make a scale model of the solar system. If Pluto was a .17 cal bb, the sun would be like 10 feet in diameter and would be 6 miles away, Earth would be 1 inch in diameter and 300 yards away from the Sun.

The universe is a BIG place.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 6:11:13 AM EST
Very kewl
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