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The Scale of the Universe- Amazing, Controllable Flash Animation!

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posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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This is so cool, if your brain can wrap itself around the tremendous range of perspectives given by this controllable and smooth flash animation. It starts at the smallest particle, and zooms all the way out to....to... See and find out!

static.flabber.net...



I have a headache now!


Anyway, thought you guys might enjoy this.




posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 06:41 AM
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Scale fasinates me.

Your link reminds me of one that was posted in my thread about 'thinking big', actually i think they are done by the same guy.

Flash thingy

ATS thread




edit on 11-2-2012 by Biigs because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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I saw this on Newgrounds a while ago, but this one is more improved


Kind of dumb though how they force you to watch some colourful ad before you can view.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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Flipping 'eck! That's a journey and a half. Thanks TA


So how long to you reckon it took the guy to prepare, couple of hours...........??!



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Cool. Thanks for that.

Mindboggling.

I have a headache too now



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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i was half expecting for the the scale to "loop" back on itself, and after all those galaxies to see some quontum foam and strings at the other end.

btw- scrolling through at high speed is rather entertaining as well.

thanks for the share!



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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Sweet find TrueAmerican.

Would be even more of a spin out if once you reached the end of the 'estimated size of the universe' it doubled back on itself and had you pop out of a quark or a hydrogen atom...



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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Beautiful presentation.



The maker of that animation (and indeed, the maker of the Universe, if any) needs to be congratulated.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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That's a wicked awesome presentation!

I loved the length of "not-confirmed" things.
We really don't know the size of a string, in theory.
Also, I couldn't believe how big the minecraft world was...that's unreal.
Goes to show how innovative our games have become.
The impressive part was getting out of our own galaxy and into space.
I couldn't believe how big everything was getting...
Nor the size of each individual nebula or red-giant stars.
The pillars of creation are huge!

It's good to see a size comparison these days.
Puts me right in my place.


... a very teeny, tiny, minuscule place.








posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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reply to post by TrueAmerican
 


HERE`s a thread i made couple of days ago about the same subject. It has a video in it as well



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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I just posted this in the rodin thread


the op link didn't work for me, so here is another

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you can click on the images for a fact on it. very educational, and fun !



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by mythos
i was half expecting for the the scale to "loop" back on itself, and after all those galaxies to see some quontum foam and strings at the other end.

btw- scrolling through at high speed is rather entertaining as well.

thanks for the share!



and that is the idea I posted in the rodin thread


is has to, right ?



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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It's unfathomable to comprehend just how large the universe really is - because we really do not know! Even just thinking about the sheer size and volume of it is worthy of a migraine. We are insignificant specs on a universal canvas of emptiness.

It's just as Carl Sagan said...





posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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This really helps to put some perspective on how small we really are. Our planet is infinitesimally smaller than the North America Nebula...and the nebula is just a tiny fraction of the observable universe...not to mention the universe outside of our sight range. And each person is just a tiny, tiny fraction of our planet.

We are the microorganisms beneath the feet of the cosmos. That's how unimportant and insignificant we are. If anything can make us feel utterly meaningless, it is that.

But don't worry: at least we can enjoy our insignificant little lives.

Great thread, OP.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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That is quite something. Its hard to get your head around it. And to think the estimated. universe could be even bigger.
s/f



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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That was an awesome presentation. Now I feel like our planet is so insignificant compared to the rest of the universe. The universe is so big and we are so small. If we were to disappear for some unknown reason, then the universe would continue and our disappearance would go unnoticed.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Did anyone catch that the minecraft world was as big as uranus?
I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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Holy crap... the Minecraft world is bigger than Uranus??!

Seriously though, i've seen animations similar to this one, but not as well done. Thanks OP



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by Hithe Merinos
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HERE`s a thread i made couple of days ago about the same subject. It has a video in it as well



Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.
Thanks




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