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posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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I feel so insignificant.

Awesome thread!




posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Its like a stairway to heaven!

It would be cool if there was one going the other way with Earth as the super-giant and some other insignifcant planet as the speck of nothing...guess thats what molecules are for!

Thanks for the thread and graphics.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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And to think, we believe that we were the ONLY intelligent life in the universe, and that WE are created in God's image. Yeah right. Even if we had a Billion years to explore this universe we still wouldn't see it all I bet!



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Amazing stuff. Very good read.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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It's impossible to even see the end of the universe. First you have time and space mixed with a cosmos that is expanding it self. If time or purpose is initiated we dont know!! We don't even know what our brains can calculate.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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Thank you OP for all the pretty colorful pictures and video.

The size of the Universe is however irrelevant since The Universe as we know it really does not exist. Only perception tell us it exists and perception of the Human Mind is fallible and can be altered. There is no proof that anything actually exists. Like Science is always fond of saying, if there is no proof then it does not exist.. isn't that what they always say?......... Therefore Science itself cannot make such claims about the universe :-)



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:24 AM
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Thank you for this post. I am an amateur astronomer by myself and I always think about the universe and it's size!



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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And people don't believe in God. Yea all that stuff got their by "I don't know" Funny how little space was
when we came up with evolution. The size that we know space is now makes God the only logical answer Do you think Darwin could look into the skies as we know them today and still think evolution? The more we learn the smaller we get.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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oh... but I do.

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Well at least you liked the colorful pics and all



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:50 AM
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this puts things into perspective, doesn't it?

How is it that people can still believe in God? Oh God cares about a person on the planet...such a small planet like Earth in the vast universe...

it is truly delusional and you can see how delusional it is when you look at these kind of images.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:18 AM
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VY Canis Majoris is currently the largest known star and also one of the most luminous



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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amazing huh!?

www.newgrounds.com...



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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I have a question that's probably really stupid, but this thread made me wonder about it and I have to ask...

The pictures of far away stars that look really really detailed, so much that you can see flares and surface texture on them instead of just a bright dot. Are they real pictures? Surely not, but they look too real to be a graphic representation. Are they just pics of our own sun with the colors manipulated?

Here's what I mean:




A lot of those stars look really detailed, but some are just disks of light (as I would expect given how far away they are). I've seen these types of pics in many different places but never really thought about it until now.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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As Carl Sagan famously put it - "We are all made from stars".



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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amazing old vid of these huge distances



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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There is nothing that makes me feel more insignificant then trying to fathom how utterly tiny we really are. Makes you feel worthless, like our actions really have no effect.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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i certainly appreciate your efforts OP - truly awesome to see - those massive stars of which i knew nothing about until your thread - thanks - s/f



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Somebody check my math...

But if the largest star in VV Cephei (Mu Cep) is assumed to be roughly 1500 times the diameter of our sun, if we scale Mu Cep down to the size of our sun, and also scale the Earth down accordingly, then the Earth's diameter would be smaller than the length of a football field...

...or if Mu Cep was scaled down to be the size of the Earth, and the Earth was also scaled down accordingly, then the Earth would be the size of a large beach ball.

edit on 8/17/2011 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Math really isn't my thing , but isn't it supposed to be more like a grain of sand on that football field ?



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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I guess the pic I added was from before it's discovery. The door poster pic does show Canis Mayoris as largest star known man.





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