The Solar System in 30 Megapixels

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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 06:21 AM
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Found this article on forgetomori and was blown away by it, well the video at least, the pic is still loading. (it's 18mb)




French artist Licoti created a breathtaking artwork representing our Solar System, 30.000 pixels long. Above, a very small part...


Here's the video, I recommend watching it on Youtube direct in HD and Full screen:



And the link to the full size image:

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Enjoy.

[edit on 11/8/10 by Chadwickus]




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:01 AM
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Thanks Chad! Big S+F


I guess it will be so awesome....when it's done downloading!!


Peace



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:07 AM
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Thought this was interesting:

Orion IV Discovery II?



EDIT: Just realised they're from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

*facepalm* for me.

Nice little addition by the artist!

[edit on 11/8/10 by Chadwickus]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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Yes, noticed that too, very odd indeed..

2nd line



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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That certainly is.....random.

My pitiful work machine is not allowing me to zoom in enough to read the text, can you see what it says?



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:22 AM
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Ah.. Hahahaha should have known that



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:29 AM
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Actually it seems that although they are related to A Space Odyssey, they weren't actually in the movie.


Discovery Two is an unfinished spacecraft mentioned in both 2010: Odyssey Two, and the 1984 film adaptation 2010, but is never actually seen. Little information is given about the ship, but it is explained in the novel that Discovery Two is being constructed under the supervision of Dr. Curnow to rendezvous with Discovery One and to investigate the failure of the HAL 9000 unit aboard the Discovery One. The construction of the ship is halted after the American taskforce instead travels in the Russian-built Alexei Leonov, as it would take too long to wait for Discovery Two to be completed.


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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Ahhhh, my trivia for the morning. Thanks for sharing!

What a fantastic picture. I can't wait to take it home to my regular machine to look at it more depth



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:54 AM
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Yup, bit of trivia for me too.

Clearly I don't know my Space Odyssey trivia!




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 07:59 AM
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I know them from the remastered DVD case:

linky



The spacestation and craft look like they're in earth orbit though..



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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Pretty epic. I was thinking of making something like this. Now I have to do better. :/

Still epic.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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When I was about eight years old I had a wall poster of the solar system. It could not really have been as beautiful as this one but as far as my memory of it is concerned it was the most amazing image ever. I stared at the planets for many a long moment.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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We gaze up at what is in our each but beyond our grasp.




Maybe next generation.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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Very nice, Chad...Thanks!


However, I would have liked to have seen this go out at least as far as Eris -- it IS larger than Pluto, after all (but I suppose they had to stop somewhere).

[edit on 8/11/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Great find OP, many thanks


One question though: Pluto and Charon seem to be obiting around something, but what?


Anyway, thanks again. S+F



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Very beautiful mural but it does nothing to generate the imagination to the scale of the Solar System.

It's like watching the Space Shuttle or Saturn Five on television and then actually getting up next to one. There's no comparison.

I like this video because it kind of stimulates the imagination of just how immense the Solar System alone is.




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Beautiful, thanks for this S+F
A nice reminder of how insignificant we are on this tree of life, and this is just our own solar system.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Gorgeous picture. Thanks for posting!

The colours are beautiful.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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One of the best threads I've seen on here in a long time. Thank you. Star and Flag for you!!

By the way, to the left of Uranus...



Does anyone else see the dog from Neverending Story?



or at least a cocker spaniel lol



Nothing to do with any kind of conspiracy...just thought it was cute. Ah the joys of matrixing.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Pluto and Charon orbit each other I believe I heard once. That orbit is possibly some sort of L1 configuration or something. Where the planet literally orbits the equilibrium between the gravity of the sun and something else. I forget how it works.





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