donderdag 23 juni 2011

That's huge!

Here is a nice vid about the size of the universe. It shows what has been discovered, starting from earth, then zooming out to the edge of what has been mapped. Damn it's so friggin' colossal, it makes us look like nothing!

Enjoy.

36 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice find i had stumbled upon this as well.. We live in a vast universe but we care about such little things...

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  2. It's depression how much wont be explored during my lifetime

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  3. Amazing video! I added it to my YouTube playlist. I LOVE universe, especially the Deep space exploration. Thank You for the post!

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  4. the size of the universe doesn't actually affect our importance.

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  5. the universe is gigantic holy shit.

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  6. I could watch this video a million times.

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  7. @-E- It depends on who's opinion of importance you are talking about and to who, whom or what.
    To the planet, we aren't important, it would stay alive without us and same goes to the rest of unknown space, but to ask another human about a fellow everyday human, that importance would possibly be great.

    Anyways, good post, nice to see things like this.
    I wish there was something we could do to actually see other planets and what's on them in our life time.

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  8. Beautiful visuals, it reminds me of the Mass Effect 2 Layout!

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  9. A truly beautiful vid. Puts things in perspective.

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  10. I think there is another world, far far away

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  11. It boggles the mind that something as fragile as human life exists in such a massive and colossal universe.

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  12. hehe. I remember some pictures of the scale of the universe.. the video gives me same kind of "wow" effect. Its fun, since this is all that we know, and there must be more to it.

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  13. Just emailed this vid to my friends. <3

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  14. Very nice post! I am reposting on my own Blog, it's something I am very interested in. Thank you for your share!

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  15. Nice! saw this on the other guy's blog. Really cool vid man! Look forward to seeing more of your blog. Followed!

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  16. "From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

    Carl Sagan

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