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The Universe - Mind Blowing
« on: April 20, 2003, 07:52:34 pm »

Found this link on a news group... take a gander.

http://www.anzwers.org/free/universe

It shows some amazing pictures, and will point out the location of some of our favorite SC2 stars, along with showing us JUST HOW BIG our universe really is and so on and so forth.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2003, 10:03:49 pm »

Wow, impressive!  There are a whole bunch of stars out there.  I didn't know they were able to make a 3-D map like that, at least to the detail this one has.  It's really neat to look at, especially with names like Lacaille, Indi, Groombridge, Wolf 359 (Can you say Star Trek?  Grin ) on it: Star Control II classics.  And hey, it even has an arrow pointing towards the galactic centre.  This is a really amazing site, considering it must be near-impossible to create a map of all these stars on such a scale.

Very cool...  it is a mind-blowing universe out there - it just keeps getting bigger!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2003, 11:44:34 pm »

i had visited this site before, looking for a good picture of the milky way galaxy. makes you feel rather small when compared to the universe. when you think about all the problems of our world, it only takes a glance at the night sky to put things in perspective. maybe more people should look up more often ~DEFIANT
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2003, 06:27:23 pm »

To think that we're just one tiny dot on that big blob of dots... wow, that's hard to believe.  We're all just molecules, bouncing around, floating around on a big space rock.  It's ironic when you think about it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2003, 07:11:05 pm »

Yeah, but seeing as MY molecules are the centre of the universe, I don't worry too much about it. It'd be sad to be someone else though, so close to the center, and yet not it....
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2003, 07:27:10 pm »

better put on the hip waders, its getting pretty thick in here Roll Eyes ~DEFIANT
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2003, 05:35:51 am »

We're subatomic particles among subatomic particles. Kinda makes you feel sorry for the electrons, they have so far to grow. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2003, 09:13:52 am »

Unless Wheeler was right, and all those billions of electrons are really just a single electron that's so damn fast it manages to be everywhere at once.  Then all of a sudden, the electron is feeling bad for you.

But wow man.  This place is big.  Make me really glad no one managed to make a total perspective vortex, destroying brains by showing them their actual relevance to the universe as it is.  Fairy cake, yum.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2003, 03:24:31 pm »

I happen to believe the Universe is just one cell out of billions in a huge organism...which would make (wo)mankind an incubating virus.  Smaller, even.  Then again, I also believe animals talk to each other when people aren't around.  Believe in what I believe in at your own risk.   Huh
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2003, 08:43:00 am »

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Yeah, but seeing as MY molecules are the centre of the universe, I don't worry too much about it. It'd be sad to be someone else though, so close to the center, and yet not it....


Pfft.... you think YOUR molecules are the center of the universe? *slaps you with tentacle*
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2003, 03:28:03 pm »

Congratulations! your tentacles are moving towards the netre of the universe!
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2003, 05:21:37 pm »

Isn't there a theory that claim that one day the universe would stop, and collapse on its center?
Why imagine all those billions of tons of matter, all falling on LP...
I think I'll move away from him...
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2003, 08:07:16 pm »

By the end of it, you wont have a say in the matter. Wink

But yeah, there's that theory of an inverse kinda big bang where evertyhing comes back, and then you have another big bang. It must suck to live at the end of a cycle....
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2003, 12:39:38 am »

Given recent observations, it looks like that won't happen.
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