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Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I dont think we have anything that can even come close to seeing planets that far out. I think the closest galaxy to us is Canis Major dwarf galaxy and its some 25,000 light years away from us.
Originally posted by azdude1804
i think that there are telescopes that can see other planets in other systems. now this could be fake, but i was watching tv some years ago and they showed a pic from a telescope that they said was way beyond all galaxies, it was nothing but pitch black. and also, ive seen in a magizine pictures of other planets (of course that arent in our system), but then again, it could have just been pc generated pics based on info they got from other instruments. i think that this magizine was called "Astronomy". im sure many people here have heard of it. but the thing is that i dont know what issue it was
they have a site. its www.astronomy.com
[edit on 3-11-2004 by azdude1804]
Originally posted by Murcielago
even if it could dont expect ANY detail, the planet would be made up of only a few pixels.
Originally posted by theshadowknows
Also, the reason I started this thread was because I saw some other galaxies near us on that celestia program Kano posted a while back, there were several on there that seemed clost to us.
Anyways, sorry for this waste of bandwidth
*crawls back into hole*
close!!?!?! hahaha here let this explain something to give you an idea how "Close" thoes galaxys are even "only" 25,000 light years....
Picture a map of the heavens in which the distance between the Earth and the Sun - 93,000,000 miles- is drawn as one inch. this is called an AU. Astronomers often ues the AU( Astronomical Unit) to measure distances. Earth is 1 AU from the sun Mars is 1.52 AU, Jupiter is 5.20 AU. Venus is 0.72 AU, and Pluto is on average 39.44 Au from teh sun.
On our map where 1 AU = 1inch the earth would be one inch from the sun, mars would be 1.5 inches from the sun and pluto would be 39.44 in from the sun. Where is alpha centauri, the nearst star to our solarsystem on this map? Four and a Third MILES away. and that is the nearest star!
Originally posted by GEORGE
There are more stars in the heavens than grains of sand on EVERY BEACH on Earth.
And the nearest grain to us is 4 light years away !!!