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A dose of perspective to the size of our solar system... It's kinda humbling

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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Friends make a scale model representing the size of the universe.

My kid and I enjoy taking my telescope outside on clear nights and this gave her an idea of how far away our neighbors are and why we don't just drop in and say hi.
Enjoy...

www.sciencealert.com...
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edit on 18-9-2015 by Bluntone22 because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I think someone put this up yesterday.
It was cool.
THAT thread was removed though...

not sure why?



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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We're tiny when thinking of the bigger picture, but if you think of the small picture, the quantum scale, we are enormous. One grain of sand alone contains trillions of atoms within it, imagine how many are in the the entire universe. It's unfathomable. Very humbling indeed.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird


No clue, I did a search first and didn't find anything.
The article has today's date also.




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

How odd!
If you don't care go to search and type in "to scale".
The second listing should be a reply to me...

Or I am crazy! I never noticed the date yesterday...



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird


I see what you mean, second listing.
But the link goes nowhere.
I'm stumped.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Me too!

Anyway, I forget what my comment was yesterday...LOL

Awesome video thanks for sharing! I went back to find the video this morning to show a co worker and discovered it gone.
I hope yours stays up until Monday.
I can't imagine why the other one would have been removed OR posted a day early!



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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Awesome post. Pretty humbling when you get a dose of perspective that immense.

Regret that I can't give more than one s&f but you definitely get both!



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Really? This is what it took to understand that this solar system is puny?



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: Bluntone22

Really? This is what it took to understand that this solar system is puny?


Probably obamas fault



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Friends make a scale model representing the size of the universe.

My kid and I enjoy taking my telescope outside on clear nights and this gave her an idea of how far away our neighbors are and why we don't just drop in and say hi.
Enjoy...

www.sciencealert.com...
Thanks. I posted in another thread here that I've never seen a model of the solar system to scale before. Now I can say I have.

Very cool, and for a lot of people who didn't know about the artistic distortions in drawings, probably very enlightening. The artists who make the deceptive illustrations aren't trying to deceive us, but as the video says, if they actually show the orbits to scale, you can't really see the planets since they are tiny dots.

Now imagine light only takes hours to travel to the planets (only 8 minutes to Earth), and try to think about the distance to the nearest stars where light takes five years to get there. We can hardly comprehend the vast expanse between the stars.



posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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I thought Earth was flat??

-Toy the Bear



posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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I thought Earth was flat??


It is, they were just using a fish eye lense.


And the astronauts in the video are all in on it.



posted on Sep, 23 2015 @ 11:27 PM
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Considering the relative sizes of the objects, its incredible that gravity has such a significant effect over such a vast distance.

I wonder if a planet the size of that balloon would have an effect on the scale sized Neptune over the same distance in space?

The closed thread had a much better title.. might as well have kept both.
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