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How Small Can Be Bigger Than You Think!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Admin, 12 October 2016.

  1. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Many a discussion has taken place between people about the Universe - down at the pub or in a university lecture hall, the subject of the Universe has been debated in relation to its origin, composition, age and size. In this post, I would like to take you on a pictorial journey relating to the size of the Universe and how, through the following images, just how insignificant we can appear to be. Enjoy and be amazed!

    The first image shows our galaxy, The Milky Way, and where we are situated within it.

    The following images tell the rest of the story..






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  2. But we've only been around for 6000 years and Earth is the centre of universe.
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  3. If you want to get really spooked about how insignificant you are you should know the Shannon number.

    If the universe has 10^81 atoms, then there are more possible moves in a game of chess than there are atoms in the universe. Since life has more choices than chess, every life has an infinitely larger number of possibilities.

    Shannon number - Wikipedia
    Your move.
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  4. Interesting stuff @Admin . I have a far out theory about this subject for when we've had several pints......:)
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  5. It makes you wonder how old (most have now expired) the light we see in those pictures are considering how far that light has travelled. We know it takes 8 minutes for the Sun's light to reach earth (so actually the sun is in the future and we are seeing the past) that in itself should give a slight indication how vast and how small we really are.
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  6. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Most of the stars we see now, don't even exist.
    As you say, the sun's light takes 8 mins to get here. Even a warning system wouldn't help. Not that you could go anywhere :D
  7. Therapon

    Therapon Admin Sprtr

    Under the stairs - that was good enough for the goverment to suggest we do in the case of a nuclear attack........ and about as much use :rofl:
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  8. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Funny, agree and like all in one.
    Tis true... remember that cartoon they made? Damn it's on the tip of my tongue. Ah well :D
    true though. Muppets. :p
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  9. When the wind blows.
    That and threads made me cry a lot.
    You should also see...
    Night of the fireflies. Ghibli.

    I a bit fsscinched by Supernova1987a
    As it explodes, it makes a huge hourglass shape which also acts as a gravitational lens allowing us to see very very old parts of the universe.

    It exploded 169,000 to 186,000 years ago. The time it took the light to reach us.
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  10. Meandlis

    Meandlis PV Sprtr

    When the Wind Blows?
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  11. After visiting the National Space Centre last wk i discovered that a new planet had been discovered. Its called Kepler186f and from what they can tell its about the same size as earth and looks the same. Its 500 lightyears away. We visited the Patrick Moore Planetarium whilst at the Space centre.....omg it was amazing. You really dont realise how big our universe is. We are nothing. There has to be other life out there somewhere. Xxx
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  12. Of course there bloody is!! We are an insignificant experiment.
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  13. Yeah i agree hun its quite possible. Xxx
  14. And cue X Files theme music! Lol
  15. Oooh it really facinates me Mr Bb....i love it. Xxx
  16. Earth is pretty small compared to planets and the solar system.. i guess we kinda look like, a stamp on an evelope.. how can all life be packed into such a tiny area? X
  17. Me too, what I wouldn't give to get out there and explore.
  18. I could be a MIB agent! Lol
  19. Oh god yeah....id love to do the same. I think though before we can do any serious exploration we need a faster method of travelling.....someone develop warp speed please lol.

    @meet_the_fockers exactly hun. Its too vast to be nothing. Xxxx
  20. Agent Bb and Agent Sm hahaha xxx
  21. Not bloody aged though have they!!
  22. Not at all lol. Jammy buggers lol xxx
  23. There's a lot to be said for nuclear technology. Space travel may be with us sooner than you think.....
  24. Well they may not be of this world!! Now that would be an interesting twist in the plot.
  25. :rolleyes: xxx
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