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If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

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posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by BGTM90

good job showing perspective..........we see and listen on TV, and the internet, about JUST our solar system's planets...not about the massive nothingness in between them

posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 04:20 AM
At work, have a couple odd jobs packing stuff in front of the computer today. Usually I'd read threads, today I traverse the Solar System and contemplate all that space

Seeing as my hands are busy I engaged auto-pilot (middle-click and adjust thrusters).

Start (packing stuff at work)
(Starting at the Sun, passing the inner planets...)
09:52am - Jupiter!

09:57am - Refuel (Smoke break - Jumped into hyper-drive)
10:01am - 1 billion Kilometres!
10:06am - Saturn!

10:27am - Refuel (packing more stuff)
10:33am - at 1,967,567,277 - "An amoeba can become a dolphin." What??
10:46am - a looooong reach for Uranus
10:47am - Oooooh... Uranus was just around the corner

10:53am - Refuel - Semi-hyper-drive (packing more stuff)
11:04am - at 3,840,004,954 - "With so much emptiness, aren't stars, planets, and people just glitches in an otherwise elegant and uniform nothingness, like pieces of lint on a black sweater?"
11:11am - So much space, so little time!
11:16am - at 4,215,273,364 - "It seems we are both pathetically insignificant, and miraculously important at the same time."
11:28am - NEPTUNE!!!
11:35am - Hyper-driving - It's almost lunch time, and I'm starving!
11:40am - at 4,938,030,461 - "The fact that you're here, in the midst of all this nothing, is pretty amazing when you stop to think about it."
11:45am - Pluto (we still love you)

So, with some breaks in-between and slightly cheating with auto-pilot, it took a little over 2 hours (135mins).

My math is not great but with a total distance of 5,914,988,724.4Km, I traveled approximately 43,814,731.292Km/minute.

posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 05:30 AM
And just think, that whole scale model is just microscopic speck in relation to the rest of the Universe. We cannot even begin to fathom God's awesomeness!

posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 11:11 AM

originally posted by: wildespace
Space, even inside the Solar System, is very big and very empty. These kind of videos or interactive simulations always blow my mind. It's a bit of a let-down when I think of space exploration. It takes decades to reach the outer Solar System, and would take thousands of years to get anywhere beyond it.

We have the technology to get to 10% of the speed of light if we as a planet wanted to put all our resources towards that goal. That's fast enough to get to the nearest star system in 45 years not thousands. It's also fast enough to get to the nearest likely habitable planet within 120-150 years.

Sure that is long but not impossible to imagine.
edit on 9-12-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)

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