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Scale of the Universe
http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf ^

Posted on 02/13/2012 2:58:02 PM PST by Harlan1196

Fun and interesting interactive look at the scale of the universe.

http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: ggg; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 02/13/2012 2:58:05 PM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Harlan1196
Ping! for later
2 posted on 02/13/2012 3:02:32 PM PST by hope_dies_last
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To: Harlan1196

>>The Total Perspective Votex derives its picture of the whole Universe on the principle of extrapolated matter analyses.
To explain—since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation—every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition, and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.

The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order to annoy his wife.

Trin Tragula—for that was his name—was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

And she would nag him incessantly about the utterly inordinate amount of time he spent staring out into space, or mulling over the mechanics of safety pins, or doing spectrographic analyses of pieces of fairy cake.

“Have some sense of proportion!” she would say, sometimes as often as thirty-eight times in a single day.

And so he built the Total Perspective Vortex—just to show her.

And into one end, he plugged the whole of reality as extrapolated from a piece of fairy cake, and into the other, he plugged his wife: so that when he turned it on she saw in one instant the whole infinity of creation and herself in relation to it.

To Trin Tragula’s horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain, but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.

— The HitchHiker’s Guide<<


3 posted on 02/13/2012 3:05:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Harlan1196

And all of this from “nothing”. Just a big boom created by “nothing”.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 3:07:09 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Harlan1196

Impressive.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 3:10:28 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve seen this(in some form) many times, but still interesting.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 3:13:38 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NoGrayZone
And all of this from “nothing”. Just a big boom created by “nothing”.

And then all those creatures start emerging out of the slime.

[/s]
7 posted on 02/13/2012 3:16:03 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: NoGrayZone

First, there was nothing.

Then, it exploded.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 3:23:30 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Where’s your faith man...


9 posted on 02/13/2012 3:23:55 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: TomGuy
According to “some”, yes, we were born out of slime. Just great!

Our ancestors were nothing but slimeballs but some how managed perfection from all that "nothing but slime"!!!

10 posted on 02/13/2012 3:26:02 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Harlan1196

Thanks for the post. This is excellent.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 3:32:13 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Harlan1196

My mind can’t even begin to comprehend the expanse of the universe. If I had one wish it would be to have a glimpse of what lies at the very end of that blackness we see at night.....assuming there is a far wall to it all.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 3:36:10 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Harlan1196

Very cool, thanks for posting.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: NoGrayZone

No - many believe that God provided that initial spark of life. I have no reason to disagree.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 3:37:28 PM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Retired Greyhound

You mean science also has to have magic in it to explain beginnings and ends as well?


15 posted on 02/13/2012 3:37:38 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Retired Greyhound; dps.inspect
"First, there was nothing."

"Then, it exploded."

That is why I am SO bad at math. I always thought nothing + nothing = nothing.......0+0=0

Boy was I wrong.

16 posted on 02/13/2012 3:39:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Harlan1196

Really cool, but with all of the typos (e.g., “sattelite” and “becuase”) I have to wonder about the accuracy of the substantive facts.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Harlan1196

Man .4chan is a real murky place every virus known to man I won’t even pass by it on the internet without getting out my ten foot pole!!!!!


18 posted on 02/13/2012 3:49:38 PM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: NoGrayZone

This is a great tool to use in school but they wouldn’t be interested their to busy pushing transgender and gay instruction, mental health services, sex education, progressive propaganda and America bashing.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 3:54:07 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: NoGrayZone
And all of this from “nothing”.

Yeah, but even that "nothing" had to come from somewhere. And don't tell me it came from more nothing, because, "nothing from nothing leaves nothing", but, as we all know, "you gotta have something...".
20 posted on 02/13/2012 4:06:30 PM PST by adorno
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To: Harlan1196

Mind=blown!


21 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: adorno

Hence my ramblings.

Where did this “nothing” come from?

Zero + zero still equals zero.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 4:42:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: dps.inspect
"Where’s your faith man girl...

Right here, where's yours?? =)

23 posted on 02/13/2012 4:45:55 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Sawdring

I just mean that there must have been something before the nothing exploded.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:47:59 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Harlan1196

bttt


25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ronnie raygun

How on earth do you expect them to explain mankind with out Sodom and Gomorrah?

Never mind what happened to them, that’s just “fable”.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:53:05 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Harlan1196

Science has stated God provided that spark of life? Really?? Can you link me to any scientist that says such things?


27 posted on 02/13/2012 4:55:27 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: adorno
"but, as we all know, "you gotta have something..."."

And that something is the Father....Creator of Heaven and Earth.

No other explanation as to how things, our universe, our world, our planets, our universe our bodies, etc have come onto such perfect formation.

28 posted on 02/13/2012 5:01:30 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone
Zero + zero still equals zero.

And is currently occupying the White House... But don't panic...

29 posted on 02/13/2012 5:03:41 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

According to them, there was NOTHING.

NOTHING + NOTHING = NOTHING.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 5:04:18 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Just think.....He said it will all be ours.

How cool is that?


31 posted on 02/13/2012 5:07:10 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Too late...already in panic mode.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 5:10:28 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone
He said it will all be ours. How cool is that?

I'm still trying to come to grips with that........

33 posted on 02/13/2012 5:13:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I understand that but at some point something had to be created out of nothing. There shouldn’t be anything unless there is some sort of magic.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 5:18:03 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Hot Tabasco

Me too. I hate airplanes. How the heck would I visit another universe????

My problem is I cannot think outside of our “human” box. The ‘Left Behind’ series gave me a mental picture of what just could be.

I’m still digesting!


35 posted on 02/13/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

No. Many christian scientists believe that God created that spark of life and set down the physical laws by which his creation unfolded.

Science would never say that - the supernatural has no place in science.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 5:29:44 PM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Harlan1196

No, it does not.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: KoRn; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Probably in Libra. ;’)

Thanks KoRn, an “extra extra” to the APoD list.


38 posted on 02/13/2012 6:18:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thant’s MY sign! No wonder I’m a little “unbalanced”!


39 posted on 02/13/2012 6:23:44 PM PST by left that other site
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s MY sign! No wonder I’m a little “unbalanced”!


40 posted on 02/13/2012 6:24:31 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Retired Greyhound

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed although it may be changed from one form to another.

So there was never a “nothing”. Just like you. You were “something” before this “human” box.

And now you are here.

Fighting evil in this other dimension...


41 posted on 02/13/2012 6:56:09 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: Harlan1196

Cool!! And a nice quote from Hitchhiker’s Guide too!!

If there’s one thing we know about the speed of light, it gets here too early in the morning!!

—Alfred E. Newman


42 posted on 02/13/2012 7:05:16 PM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: left that other site

;’)


43 posted on 02/13/2012 7:06:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: NoGrayZone; Retired Greyhound

Whups. Meant this at you too, Gray.

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed although it may be changed from one form to another.

So there was never a “nothing”. Just like you. You were “something” before this “human” box.

And now you are here.

Fighting evil in this other dimension...

(GrayZone—Greyhound...)


44 posted on 02/13/2012 7:16:12 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: NoGrayZone
Who believes in Fairy Tales?

They mock the creator, yet their explanation is pure fantasy.

45 posted on 02/13/2012 7:32:02 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks!)
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To: Harlan1196

That was fantastic! Thanks for posting


46 posted on 02/13/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by dfwright (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left (Eccl. 10:2, NIV))
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To: NoGrayZone
Zero + zero still equals zero.

I guess then, we're all "zeroes".

However, there is only one "Zero", so, don't lump me in with that Zero.
47 posted on 02/13/2012 8:20:42 PM PST by adorno
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To: Harlan1196

That was awesome! Thank you for sharing this!!!


48 posted on 02/13/2012 9:29:38 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
First, there was nothing.

Then, it exploded.

Yes, it sure did..

Umm.. What was 'it' again?

49 posted on 02/13/2012 9:33:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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