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Mar 24th, 2008 11:05 PM #1
How Big is the Universe? The Most important Image ever taken
I saw this video a while back and I enjoyed it. Stumbled across it again, so I thought I'd share. It really makes you think about the size of our Universe and how much a tiny little Speck our Earth actually is.
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After seeing how vast Outer Space is, and how many Planets are out there, it's kind of hard to imagine that we're the only intelligent life around.
Last edited by Fut004; Mar 24th, 2008 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Jesus Christ, took me 4 Edits to get the Youtube Vid to work. How the Hell did I manage to forget how it worked?? For Shame.
Mar 25th, 2008 5:40 AM #2
Usually I don't speak like this but that is utterly breath taking. Endless possabilities. Various civilizations are sure to be out there. I've been listening to a guy named Michio Kaku and this guy is brilliant.
Mar 25th, 2008 7:37 AM #3
An amazing vid, very humbling indeed!
Mar 25th, 2008 8:36 AM #4
Great link Fut004... I always enjoy watching clips like this.
When I think of the size of the universe I try to bring it back down to as basic a concept as I can... the way I see it, it's all down to point of view, and ours being a three dimensional point of view limits us to our perspective... Earth is'nt even a grain of sand compared to the greater universe, it wouldn't even be the size of a sub-atomic particle (planck length) we are insignificant in the scheme of things... this can answer many questions, I'm certain highly advanced civilisations exist in the universe/multi-verse and to them we would appear like a single celled organism... technologically inferior, culturallly inferior etc etc. No doubt we appear microscopic in proportion to many lifeforms, no wonder advanced civilisations have not "officially" initiated contact, we are nothing more than a spec of microscopic organisms trying to hold onto an insignificant planetoid hurtling through the universe trapped inside a three dimensional box!Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves- Carl Gustav Jung
Mar 25th, 2008 8:51 AM #5
That made me feel good somehow. Kind of puts things into perspective, realizing how small you really are in comparison with the world we know. Almost makes your problems seem trivial.
Mar 25th, 2008 5:20 PM #6That made me feel good somehow... Almost makes your problems seem trivial.I aggressively attack stupidity... If you feel I am being aggressive, well....
Mar 30th, 2008 12:31 PM #7
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Mar 30th, 2008 4:20 PM #8
Once again I have to bring up how can someone say nothing created such beauty? Wouldn't it be make sense that God created such endless beauty? For many reasons. Such as to show us what an amazing and awe inspiring God he is? He created JUST for us. I mean the universe is ours...its our painted portrait to stare at through telescopes, satellites...etc. Maybe even travel through in the future.
Just a thought. Not a debate. Either way its still a amazing thing.AO is about one thing. Going around in loops. No one cares to learn, they only care to live inside their boxes and ignore the truth!
Mar 30th, 2008 4:31 PM #9I also keep MicroCosmos on it as well.
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Mar 30th, 2008 5:42 PM #11
Thank you Fut for posting this, I've been looking for it.
Assassin, beauty occurs naturally in the laws of life and nature. Even if initiated in chaos, for a new life to form there eventually has to be harmony and a proper balance; symmetry can be found in the tiniest of molecular structures.
How can anybody not see that the odds are very much in favor that there are other lifeforms, other civilizations, in the Universe?
The "First Martyr for Science", Giordano Bruno, was burned at the stake for being a heretic- among his heretical views, that an infinite God created an infinite Universe's with an infinite number of solar systems-
"There are innumerable suns and an infinite number of planets which circle around their suns as our seven planets circle around our Sun." We do not see planets revolving about other stars "because of their great distance or small mass..."
and that the Universe really had no center- this went directly agains tthe catholic precepts- everything must have a center, to reflect a singular, centeral God.
"no center and no circumference exist, but the center is everywhere...
...As to us on Earth, the Earth seems to be the center of the Universe, so to inhabitants of the Moon, the Moon will appear as such ... Each world has its center, each its up and down; these differences are to be assigned relatively..."
Keep in mind this was the late 1600's
Giordano Bruno and the Infinite Universe
Last edited by Nu Kua; Mar 30th, 2008 at 6:06 PM."The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me..."
Mar 30th, 2008 6:55 PM #12
Mar 30th, 2008 6:57 PM #13
You can look at that video one of two ways. You can say that because the universe is so vast that chances are there is more life out there, or you can say it is so vast that our chances of finding it are less and less because it is so big and we become so small.
I think the most important things are right around you.
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Mar 30th, 2008 7:00 PM #14
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But don't you think it's stretching it a bit to say he created ALL THAT just for us when there are probably thousands and thousands of places in the universe just like our solar system? I mean, thinking of how big the universe is, it kind of makes humanity's position in the universe rather insignificant (I believe the humility found in that realization is the lesson trying to be taught here)"I was put on trial twice near Y2K for acting like Jesus and claiming to be the Messiah. Its not everyday that a man parks a Chariot of Fire in front of a tomb and stands against the US government with a bow and razor tipped arrows over his shoulder. I wore a suit of armor and was protected by an invisible bubble and my sharp tongue was more than the judicial system could handle."Jake
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Mar 30th, 2008 7:00 PM #15
He was looking at specs in the sky and imagining things such as multiple Galaxies and an infinite Universe. It's incredible.
I'm definitely going to have to read about this Dude. Thanks.
Mar 30th, 2008 7:13 PM #16Originally Posted by crimepunisher
Originally Posted by assxI aggressively attack stupidity... If you feel I am being aggressive, well....
Apr 4th, 2008 7:00 PM #17
I felt a cold chill surging through my body as I was nearing the end of that video.
Amazing & Inspirational to say the least. To think and realize how insignificant we really are, although throughout history and maybe even today, most of us still live in ignorance believing that we are special when WE TRULY AREN'T.
And so b/c of such ignorance, we feel that we are ultimately allowed to do as we please on this planet, to wreak havoc and to create an imbalance to the harmony that might have once existed.
But then again. Life on Earth is all just an accident anyway. Yes that's right... our species is part of that accident. Experiments have always been going on throughout the history of Earth, via Evolution and Natural Selection. Maybe we'll cause the Sixth Mass Extinction, maybe we won't, but LIFE GOES ON.
And so whenever I think about the problems and conflicts that looms over us, I always look up at the sky in awe, and somehow I always feel at ease that at any moment we'll disappear forever with minute impact in the grander theater that is the COSMOS.
And once again LIFE GOES ON...
I plan to incorporate that video in my personal website that I maintain for all my friends and family to see. To add to that video is Carl Sagan's Speech, check it out:
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BTW, I'm still new here so bare with me... how do I embed a YouTube video the same way Fut004 has done?
Last edited by hehbert; Apr 4th, 2008 at 9:48 PM. Reason: YouTube Video"THINK FOR YOURSELF, QUESTION AUTHORITY!" ~[T.L.]Warning: Intelligence may lead to extreme cynicism!
Apr 4th, 2008 8:06 PM #18
Hehbert- nice to meet you.
Click "go advanced" and you'll see a "YouTube" button. Click it and paste the url of the YouTube inside the brackets.
Voila!"The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me..."
Apr 4th, 2008 8:58 PM #19
Last edited by hehbert; Apr 4th, 2008 at 10:48 PM. Reason: Thanks Nu Kua."THINK FOR YOURSELF, QUESTION AUTHORITY!" ~[T.L.]Warning: Intelligence may lead to extreme cynicism!
Apr 5th, 2008 10:43 PM #20
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I feel... small :P
Really, it makes you wonder that there maybe be more intelligent life somewhere in the universe.
Apr 6th, 2008 12:12 AM #21
Share that knowledge, don't be selfish!"THINK FOR YOURSELF, QUESTION AUTHORITY!" ~[T.L.]Warning: Intelligence may lead to extreme cynicism!
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