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Universe Picture that took 4 months to take!

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:22 AM
I remember that hubble photo ,very interesting indeed..

...its just mind boggling how big the known universe is.

It also reminds me of this thread ;

At such huge distances as to these galaxies it just gets hard to imagine.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:23 AM
This is always a humbling picture to look at. Even if we re the only ones in the universe...we're not even a flake of color in a fraction of the whole picture.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:25 AM
wow i've seen this picture EVERYWHERE on the internet.
literally, everywhere.

it is cool though.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:33 AM
yeah this has been here before, even i posted it once a little perspective

where did you read it only took 4 months? i personally was under the impression this was a mash up of many astronomers work, just put together by one individual.

great picture none the less.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:20 PM
This picture is an amazing compilation of the actual appearance and relative size of various known planets, stars and galaxies. It really makes you thing, doesn’t it?

Star & flag for the thread creator! (The picture has been posted on ATS before. Nevertheless, it is nice to be reminded of some things. I will try to flag the other posts too, if I find them again…)

It may interest you to know that several of the bottom squares of the image are pieces from the “Hubble Deep Field” Image.

You can read about it in this
Wikipedia article.

Here is a resized version of the “Hubble Deep Field” Image:

And here is a link to the full image:

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:55 PM
Can you say incredible? Not many people stop and think about vastness of space. It is truly incredible. And there will still be people that say there no life out there.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:09 PM
how one could not look through that image and feel so small and insignificant is beyond me.

We have such a small star, an even smaller planet...yet we have life.

And there are millions of people who believe we are alone.

Thank God for ATS and images like this one


posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:18 PM

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:36 PM
reply to post by poling2482

That's cool, the only problem I have with it is that it says that both VY Canis Majoris AND W Cephal are the largest stars in the universe. Which is it? I don't know why it says W Cephal is the largest when VY Canis Majoris is almost twice its size. Canis Majoris can hold 2600 of our suns and Cephal only 1900.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:23 PM
It is almost too mind boggling to grasp!

Thank you for posting this. I can't wait to show this to the kiddos after they come home from school.

If I knew how to star and flag I would certainly give you one for this (I usually just read threads and don't post often)

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:24 PM
I've seen a video showing these comparisons, can't remember if it was on ATS though. It almost seems as if we are the sub-atomic particles on some grander scale; we just pale in comparison to the vastness of this universe.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:25 PM
It's been on here before and I prefer the GIF animation of it, but I think it's incredible and I'm glad it's getting attention again.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:32 PM
wow! I have seen this for some time now, but it is always great to look at.

What I was thinking was, what if we turned that camera around and did it for 4 months at that position. Or even point it perpendicular to where this was shot. what would we see then?

this is TOO mind numbing for me.

first the cell one was posted a few days ago or so that made us feel so big but then we have this.

I sometimes wonder what if we are just like cells to something even bigger?

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:06 PM
i still dont see how people can think we are the only intelligent thing in this universe. We are smaller than an atom on the universal scale how can we be the only lucky ones lol. hopefully with anti gravity being closer to the public eye we may be able to explore someday.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:23 PM
reply to post by Alaskan Man

On the picture itself it states that the hubble was pointed there for 4 months.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 03:55 PM
I've seen similar pictures before (and I'm sure other's have as well)...
Yet, every time I see them, my mind is still blown away as much (if not more so) than the first time I saw it.

Star and flag for you my friend! =)

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:10 PM

Originally posted by Snarf

And there are millions of people who believe we are alone.

And those people are truly the most ignorant that it's not even funny.

As for the picture, we are truly nothing in the universe by that scale.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:29 PM
My head hurts thinking of all types of things looking at these pictures. Firstly how huge is VY Canis Majoris compared to earth???? Even the sun alone doesnt blimp on the scale of VY Canis Majoris so earth is so so small. Imagine if Earth crashed into something the size of VY Canis Majoris (Forget the burning up on the way there) total destruction and biblical times on this little planet yet yet VY Canis Majoris wouldnt even notice. It would be similar to a asteroid the size of a tennis ball colliding with earth. Ow that hurts my head. Ill be thinking twice next time i see a mini asteroid burning up in our atmosphere wondering if its a tiny little earth type planet inhabited with 6 billion microscopic intelligent beings with technology. Then it keeps going smaller when you think of atomic structures in comparison to these heavenly bodies. WOW i cannot grasp that thought alone.

Also how do you understand the gravity on things so large. a million trillion zillion possibilities all out there right in front of us yet we kill each other for land, resources, religion and other things yet we dont even show up on the universal radar. How unimportant do those things seem now. We got problems.

Thats just as far as we can see aswell!!!!!!!!!!! what else is out there? Is our universe one of the 10,000 universes in a small picture taken by another being in a universe where we cannot even begin to imagine the distance

Then the questions of "Why is it all there?" "Where did it all come from" "What is outside the big space that we're all in?"

Wow Wow Wow sore sore sore head


posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 04:46 PM

repost much?

i saw this ON ATS before

Bought amazing nonetheless

[edit on 11/4/2009 by die_another_day]

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 05:40 PM
awesome pictures shows everything don it

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