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« on: June 25, 2007, 06:56:39 am »

I'm not sure if anyone will find these interesting, but I found a couple universe-related YTMNDs and thought I'd share them.

http://soundsofsaturn.ytmnd.com/
http://nedmisthebiggestplanet.ytmnd.com/
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 07:32:54 am »

It is absolutely amazing how tiny our sun is in comparison to other stars.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 07:46:45 am »

Off topic. This will probably be moved to Starbase Cafe.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 08:56:16 am »

My mind exploded after Rigel. After that I resorted to the foetal position to properly deal with my insignificance
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 11:06:02 am »

How relative are the words "huge" and "tiny"...
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 11:09:30 pm »

That size comparison one is awesome. I'm always amazed about how impossible it is to comprehend the size of the universe.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 08:39:36 pm »

It is absolutely amazing how tiny our sun is in comparison to other stars.

SOME other stars. Our star is substantially above the median.

What's especially funny would be that if they put the distance between our sun and alpha centauri on that scale, it would be pretty big. Stars can get big, but distances between stars are generally much larger.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007, 09:40:10 pm »

Yes if I had meant to imply that our sun is the smallest I would have said "all other stars."

The point of my post was not about semantics, but just how miniscule we are, considering Earth is so very tiny compared to our sun, and yet our sun is very tiny compared to [some] other stars.  There is a certain insignificance that one might feel.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007, 09:49:48 pm »

There is a certain insignificance that one might feel.
Eh? Why should I feel insignificant when I'm so much bigger than an ant, which is in turn so much bigger than an atom? Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007, 09:55:10 pm »

Eh? Why should I feel insignificant when I'm so much bigger than an ant, which is in turn so much bigger than an atom? Grin

Quote from: Prokhor Zakharov
The substructure of the universe regresses infinitely towards smaller and smaller components. Behind atoms we find electrons, and behind electrons quarks. Each layer unraveled reveals new secrets, but also new mysteries.
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2007, 02:22:30 am »

My theory is that beneath quarks lies pizza. Its the only thing strong enough to hold shape, yet adapt to new situations at that small of a level.  The same holds true for the opposite.  The universe is a giant pizza.  Not a normal cheese-pepperoni-sausage one, but one of the really weird ones they eat over in Japan, with avocados and grass and worn panties and weird shit like that on it.  And it came out of a vending machine.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 09:54:35 am »

There is a certain insignificance that one might feel.
Eh? Why should I feel insignificant when I'm so much bigger than an ant, which is in turn so much bigger than an atom? Grin

Because one star contains more matter than all the matter on this Earth that you are larger than, and there are a bunch of those stars. :>
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2007, 11:39:37 am »

Because one star contains more matter than all the matter on this Earth that you are larger than, and there are a bunch of those stars. :>
Why should that matter when I, myself, am verifiably a titan?
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2007, 05:27:53 pm »

Well, if being larger than miniscule insects makes you feel better, then more power to you.
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007, 07:19:25 pm »

If you approximate the number of quarks in the universe, the number in our bodies is more than the square root of that number.

We're about halfway up the chain of being titanic.
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