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Visualizing the size and scale of Earth
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/896793977/visualizing-the-size-and-scale-of-our-world ^

Posted on 12/20/2013 8:30:54 AM PST by wyowolf

Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system — an amazing illustration to visualize the size and scale of our world: Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/896793977/visualizing-the-size-and-scale-of-our-world#KWgVlVGxdiXd408S.99

(Excerpt) Read more at all-that-is-interesting.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy
A very humbling look into the universe... and how small we really are.
1 posted on 12/20/2013 8:30:54 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

God’s glory is a wondrous thing.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 8:43:02 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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To: wyowolf
Thanks for the post - nicely done.

I'd add this to get a better grasp (compared to the usual distorted/condensed representations) of the size relations in our little solar system...

3 posted on 12/20/2013 9:02:11 AM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Conservative4Ever

When you look at how small the Earth and our own solar system is overall.. its like we are nothing!! There is SO much more out there, its hard to comprehend it all...


4 posted on 12/20/2013 9:04:11 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf
"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space."

- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -
5 posted on 12/20/2013 9:07:45 AM PST by Spruce
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To: wyowolf

Very good post. Thanks for helping us get perspective. Here is a similar site that sort of slides this up and down the size scale.

http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/magnifying_the_universe_move_from_atoms_to_galaxies_in_hd.html


6 posted on 12/20/2013 9:08:05 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: wyowolf

This is my favorite: Hydrogen atom -> Universe
http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/magnifying_the_universe_move_from_atoms_to_galaxies_in_hd.html


7 posted on 12/20/2013 9:11:55 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Dutchboy88

Dang you beat me.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 9:12:20 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Conservative4Ever

We are in a alien marble.
I saw it in a documentary called Men in Black.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 9:15:00 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Zathras

Sorry. It is fairly cool, isn’t it?


10 posted on 12/20/2013 9:18:39 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Conservative4Ever
God’s glory is a wondrous thing.

To me the troubling thing is that a noticeable...if not a substantial...percentage of astronomy professors at Harvard,MIT,CalTech and Berkeley,etc are *bound* to be atheists.

11 posted on 12/20/2013 9:19:38 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: wyowolf

How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Verse 2:
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:
(Repeat Refrain.)
Verse 3:
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:
(Repeat Refrain.)
Verse 4:
When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!


12 posted on 12/20/2013 9:21:44 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: wyowolf

Very cool, thanks for posting it!


13 posted on 12/20/2013 9:29:17 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: wyowolf

I agree Creation is vast and we should be justifiably humble. But this Earth is our world — the only one we have. All the vastness of the Universe is out of our reach. And while we can stand in awe of its expanse, it’s HERE that we have to live, to grow, and to make a difference.

That arching vault of the heavens is the Lord’s domain.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 9:32:45 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Gay State Conservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRiIWL04po8


15 posted on 12/20/2013 9:39:41 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: wyowolf
Here's how I visualize it.
16 posted on 12/20/2013 9:47:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: wyowolf

http://www.htwins.net/scale/


17 posted on 12/20/2013 9:48:19 AM PST by lneisone
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To: wyowolf

bfl, thanks!


18 posted on 12/20/2013 9:51:57 AM PST by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: Zathras

That one was amazing - very well done. On an unimportant side note - I had no idea Monaco was so small.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:21 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: wyowolf
Another way to put matters into perspective.
20 posted on 12/20/2013 10:00:48 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SunkenCiv

Down your alley


21 posted on 12/20/2013 10:33:47 AM PST by randita
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To: wyowolf

Bttt


22 posted on 12/20/2013 10:52:42 AM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Conservative4Ever
God’s glory is a wondrous thing.

Amen.

23 posted on 12/20/2013 3:12:09 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: wyowolf
I don't like it. To me, the Earth is the only thing in the universe that matters. All those other stars, galaxies, etc., should just go away and stop distracting us.

We can keep the moon and the sun but everything else MUST GO!

24 posted on 12/20/2013 7:57:34 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Gay State Conservative

I guess I would be satisfied if they just acknowledge the beauty of the heavens. The rest will come at some time and place.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 10:48:18 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Dear Santa....I can explain.)
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