This may be one of those most incredible things I've ever seen. 5 stars.
"The most important picture ever taken."
That's actually probably true.
Now if only we could get creationists to understand that this wasn't made for us.
total perspective vortex tag?
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
I hope we offered those poor photons some food and water for such a long trip.
Just so it's not that "dark matter"
|Harold Manchester |
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M TOTALLY INSIGNIFICANT
"in some cases, faster than the speed of light" - that's got to be a misstatement, right? I can think of at least two things wrong with that.
I'm still trying to process that one. Is there an astrophysicist in the house?
jreid is right. One important point to consider is that the big bang is not how it is shown on the science channel as an explosion into space, but rather more like empty space "filling up" space in between an infinite mass of matter with no center or edge. it's more like a "big condensation" than a bang, with gravity condensing matter into clumps while more and more empty space pushes the clumps apart.
It also means that half the universe is permanently cut off from us. We will never even be able to SEE most of the universe, because it's expanding faster than its light can catch up with us. We can only see a small slice of the universe that "blew in our direction" during the Big Bang, so to speak.
Another question: how does the hubble keep the shutter open on one spot in the universe if it is orbiting around the earth?
multiple exposures over multiple orbits, layerd on top of one another digitally.
This is completely incredible.
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
Can someone explain why people give a shit about space? Its outer-fucking-space, what it does and why it does it has zero impact on any of our lives. We spend zillions of dollars looking at space, messing around with the moon, and blasting people into orbit and I don't know why. Walking on the moon was interesting, but so is a naked lady, and one of those things doesn't cost a billion dollars and put lives at risk.
not really, we still have no viable backup plan besides having some astronauts eating each other after six months while the ISS re-renters the atmosphere in a spectacular fiery display that the remaining mutants will enjoy greatly. Id say at this rate (which sure aint the rate we had 50 years ago) we might be succesful diaspora in 100 years.
THA SUGAH RAIN
so in this future without resources, we are somehow going to engineer a way to transport 7 billion people to another planet, where we will somehow terraform the entire place with yet unknown technology. That sounds believable.
If you've ever used a laptop or digital camera, amongst hundreds of other everyday technologies, you can thank the space program
Also the zillions of dollars we spend on space end up being recirculated right here on Earth. It's not like that money ceases to exist just because it's used to learn about where we come from and where we might be going.
They are looking for your wisp of a soul in the cold depths of the void.
THA SUGAH RAIN
If I had a soul I would have sold it for hookers and blow by now.
sometimes I feel so proud of humanity.
|Rape Van Winkle |
Does anyone know what that music is?
Pax Mundi by Stefano Principini
I liked this better when it was called ssstars.scr
Am I the only one who was tearing up at this?
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