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Infamix
11-19-2007, 01:17 AM
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u211/diffusion24/paleblue.jpg

Just remember how insignificant it is, compared to the universe:flap:. This picture is known as the "Pale Blue Dot" Look at the small speck on the brown line, that's our earth.

This is an image of our earth from over 4 billion miles away, taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990. The earth is the small dot, located on the brown streak on the right. As the famous astronomer Carl Sagan put it: "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light."

Infamix
11-19-2007, 01:19 AM
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u211/diffusion24/deepfield.jpg

This picture is known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. It represents the farthest we have ever seen into the universe. It represents 13 billion years into the past. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003, this breathtaking image required 800 exposures taken over the course of 400 Hubble orbits around Earth, for a total exposure time of 264 hours. The results were nothing short of stunning. In this picture, every single dot, smudge, speck, and smear is an entire galaxy. Recent estimates put the number of galaxies in this image upwards of 10,000. This is astonishing in itself, until you get an idea of just how much sky this image represents. To get an idea of how much sky this image really covers, hold a dime towards the sky at arms length. The amount of sky in this picture is the equivalent of the amount of space of Franklin D Roosevelts eye on that dime! This is the amount of galaxys in an empty speck of space.

Infamix
11-19-2007, 01:22 AM
and a couple other cool pictures of our universe

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u211/diffusion24/catseye.jpg
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1700/orionyy6.png
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/murdertf/gpw-200702-49-NASA-ISS007-E-10807-s.jpg

stillers4me
11-19-2007, 05:24 AM
Cool pictures.

We lost to the freakin' Jets.

The Duke
11-19-2007, 06:01 AM
Can't we just make another Bengals Suck thread? :hunch:

revefsreleets
11-19-2007, 08:56 AM
I believe this is about the same argument that the two guys in "Monte Python's Meaning of Life" made when they were trying to convince the lady to donate her organs while she was still alive.

X-Terminator
11-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Thanks for posting these pictures, Infamix! I'm pretty big into astronomy and if I wasn't in the IT field, I'd probably be doing that for a living. If only I was able to cut it in science in college...

Crushzilla
11-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Cool pictures.

We lost to the freakin' Jets.

:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny:

And we can always remember that this is the rest of the Bengal's season

http://http://www.spacescan.org/images/r_black_hole-2.jpg

That's a black hole... This didn't go as well as planned... :toofunny:

tony hipchest
11-19-2007, 09:50 PM
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u211/diffusion24/deepfield.jpg

This picture is known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. It represents the farthest we have ever seen into the universe. It represents 13 billion years into the past. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003, this breathtaking image required 800 exposures taken over the course of 400 Hubble orbits around Earth, for a total exposure time of 264 hours. The results were nothing short of stunning. In this picture, every single dot, smudge, speck, and smear is an entire galaxy. Recent estimates put the number of galaxies in this image upwards of 10,000. This is astonishing in itself, until you get an idea of just how much sky this image represents. To get an idea of how much sky this image really covers, hold a dime towards the sky at arms length. The amount of sky in this picture is the equivalent of the amount of space of Franklin D Roosevelts eye on that dime! This is the amount of galaxys in an empty speck of space.i remember when this picture first came out in national geographic. not to get too deep or extreme, but i think this is the most amazing and perplexing picture human eyes have looked upon. but thats an "eye of the beholder" type deal. its a complete mind**** nevertheless.

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I believe this is about the same argument that the two guys in "Monte Python's Meaning of Life" made when they were trying to convince the lady to donate her organs while she was still alive. :chuckle: one of the best cinematic endings to one of my all time favorite films, ever.

Infamix
11-20-2007, 12:08 AM
http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/neuron-galaxy.jpg

this one is a bit disturbing actually

alittlejazzbird
11-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Cool pictures.

We lost to the freakin' Jets.

Oh, bless your little ole heart....you completely cracked me up, and I needed it today. :sofunny: