Nine GigaPixel image:Reveals Milky Way with Zoomable Map

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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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The Milky Way as you have never seen it before




A new striking nine-gigapixel image has captured a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way - ten times more than previously observed[/It has also found a large number of faint red dwarf stars which are prime candidates around which to search for small exoplanets - planets outside the solar system that may be Earth-like

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These images were captured by the VISTA infrared survey telescope at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal facility in Chile
And a Fully Zoomable Version of the map can be found here
www.eso.org...
The zoomable map is excellent

Cran
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Your zoomable map link doesn't work for me for some reason

Here is another from a previous thread on the topic.

Milky Way Zoomable



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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And it's so depressing to think that we are totally alone here in this vast and inhospitable universe.....
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by Philodemus
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And it's so depressing to think that we are totally alone here in this vast and inhospitable universe.....
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yup. its mind blowing that people think that we really are alone in this vast space...
we are living proof that intelligent life exists on planets.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Your zoomable map link doesn't work for me for some reason

I have checked the link and it works

Cran



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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It's images like these which just drop my jaw...... the Universe is HUGE! I think it's even larger that we think and/or imagine. What if the universe is twice it's predicted size, we wouldn't even have seen the light from that far back in time reach us yet? Nice image.



posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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What if the universe is twice it's predicted size, we wouldn't even have seen the light from that far back in time reach us yet?

I guess we will have to wait for any new dicoveries

Cran



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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we are living proof that intelligent life exists on planets

With the countless Galaxies and Planets in the universe intelligent life must have evolved However making contact with these far off worlds is another question And if we did make contact would it ever be made public

Cran





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