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Scale of the Universe.
show user profile  Dave
Felt as though this deserved its own thread, hopefully not old news:

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/9/2012 6:05:13 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 6:05:13 PM)
show user profile  jStins
Psssh. I've been able to comprehend the scale of the universe for years now.

Actually saw this pop up somewhere else a few days ago. Definitely mind melting at points and some funny/interesting factoids when you click on various bits.


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2/9/2012 6:13:23 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 6:13:23 PM)
show user profile  Garp
There are a few weird things (like Pluto next to Italy, lol) but it's very good at giving a sense of scale. And vertigo.
Nice find, my friend :)

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2/9/2012 6:17:32 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 6:17:32 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
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2/9/2012 6:26:58 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 6:26:58 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
God or no God, the universe is awesome.

following on from that, found this recently. sorry walls of text rather than graphics but interesting all the same.

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2/9/2012 8:06:43 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:11:07 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Seeing the source of the image, I expected the largest thing to be "yo momma" at the end.

Guess I'm tainted.

If I could remember brane theory a little better, I would be questioning the size of the brane compared to the Plank length, but at that scale it's all guesswork anyway.

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2/9/2012 8:12:36 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:12:36 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Nik, some levels before that, they say they weren't sure there was a 'size' anymore past that point.

Funny how we seem to be rrrriiight in the middle.

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2/9/2012 8:32:06 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:32:06 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
& yr member at the other end :P

brane theory suggests there are higher dimensional mem(branes) which collided to initiate the big bang.

quantum theory suggests particles & their antiparticle equivalent pop in & out of existence in the quantum foam because they do.

the interesting bit is going right back to consider how the first subatomic particle popped into existence into a 0 dimensional void & how the dimensions we inhabit came to be.

lots of work for people way more clever than me.
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2/9/2012 8:37:12 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:42:58 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
@AS, Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Garp, well, they are right then! Below neutrons it's all guesswork.

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2/9/2012 8:40:24 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:43:20 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Well, my belief for years has been that the big bang, was actually when a brane collided with another one in a higher dimension, and the zero point was where our everything was created (our dimensions including time, etc). This is why it's impossible to mathematically go back to before that point, although there are a few people who say they have worked out how to do just that.

Not that I understand it at all. I've been reading physics books for years. Being entirely theoretical, it's somewhat hard to comprehend.

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2/9/2012 8:47:44 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 8:48:35 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I love this stuff. Love how you get down to the level of `smallest thing visible to an optical telescope`, a fraction of the width of a human hair, there it is next to the hiv virus - the man-made transistor gate.

The AM wavelength is massive isn`t it? I had no idea..

[edit] Voyager 1 is pretty bloody far out there isn`t it??

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2/9/2012 10:29:18 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 10:31:07 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Sometimes I itch....and no matter how much I scratch: I still itch.
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2/9/2012 10:31:52 PM (last edit: 2/9/2012 10:31:52 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
"Sometimes I itch....and no matter how much I scratch: I still itch. "

Love it!
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2/10/2012 3:03:16 PM (last edit: 2/10/2012 3:03:16 PM)
show user profile  adammichell
Clever illustration! Love all this kind of stuff. I saw a 3D version that the Natural History Museum did that was awesome, will have to hunt it down.
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2/10/2012 3:25:45 PM (last edit: 2/10/2012 3:25:45 PM)
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