Originally posted by atlasastro
reply to post by elevenaugust
The earth is spining around the sun at 30mps, the sun around the galaxy at around 220 kmps and our galaxy is speeding through space at 1000kmps and now I know there are 5500 galaxies out there too!
I am putting my seat belt on.
S and F.
Originally posted by VariableConstant
The deep field images are absolutely mind-blowing. We have no way to even begin to conceive of the enormity of the universe or what it may hold.
Originally posted by randomname
imagine if you're an extraterrestrial being, your planet just conquered space exploration.
the whole planet is in a state of hope and jubilation, because it has discovered and confirmed for the first time in their history another race of beings, earth.
they do not fear, they feel like they have just found a lost comrade.
they don't know much about them, except their location and that they can reach them. after years of studying rocks and comets, they have found a new friend to work with, to explore with and to collaborate with.
and they set off on this long journey.
imagine their disappointment.
they reach just in time to see bush declare war on iraq.
they scratch their heads. why are they killing themselves with such hatred and violence.
they decide to investigate. they fly around in low orbit and they see aerial crafts dropping projectiles into crowded markets. they see blood, flesh and carnage. grief, crying and dismay.
they fly around the world and see their friends acting like uncontrollable savage animals, taking pleasure in killing.
they contact back home with sadness. these are not people we want to be in contact with.
that's what i get from that picture. if i could i would put a quarantine sign in orbit: extreme danger. leave.edit on 14-10-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)