Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Kiddo716, Jun 4, 2014.
This just boggles the mind.
Wow, great image.
Space is awesome and scary at the same time. It's sheer size makes it almost impossible for me to fathom.
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Pictures like that make me wonder why I get up and go to work every morning. fml
Take a look at this. In aprox 2018 the James Webb Space Telescope will be launched. This picture is a hypothetical view of JWST's performance, based on the expected density of sources of different types.
Can't wait to see the real thing.
these kind of things turn my head inside out. mind blowing. i hate to get all emo but it makes you think how insignificant everything is next to that eon spanning vastness.
it really puts everyday annoyances and first world problems into perspective.
I know pictures like these are supposed to highlight how incomprehensibly small we are in the vastness of space and all....but I find them to be counter-productive to that end.
Shit just looks like dust or phytoplankton.
Simply craning my neck and looking at a clear starry night-sky goes a lot further, for me, toward recognizing my own universal insignificance.
What boggles my mind is how space can be so empty and yet wall to wall objects.
Really challenges definitions of the terms 'empty' and 'full'.
when you really think about it, there is no such thing as "empty". There is something there, we just haven't developed the technology to "see" it.
Well, intergalactic space is pretty empty. Out at the edge of our Galaxy the proton wind from Sol thins out to... as close to nothing as you could care for.
Pretty much my thoughts too. Why all the excitement over a bunch of multi-colored light splotches on a black background? Get away from all the light pollution on a cloudless night and look up at the sky before moonrise for a much more dramatic view of the heavens.
And, by the way, what's the virtue in broadcasting one's universal insignificance? Are we not convinced that everyone around us is already aware of it?
I guess for me, it's knowing that such a small patch of sky contains so much that we can't see, and multiply that over the entire night sky is kind of amazing and terrifying at the same time.
If we don't broadcast it, the rest of the world won't know how deep we are brah. :wink:
Its a pretty lengthy read,but it puts the vastness of just our solar system in perspective.
And that journey from Mars to Jupiter is a bitch![l
what's more incredible is that the sun still has influence over objects at the distance of Pluto, especially when you compare it's size (diameter) to distance of the furthest object.
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