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« on: May 13, 2010, 07:39:48 AM »

10 megs so not huge. Lets us know how small we are.

http://www.sabbatella.com/National%20Geographic%20-%20The%20Universe%20Map.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 09:39:48 AM »

from that pic

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Until the early 20th century the best guess of Astronomers was that the milky way galaxy was the entire universe.We now know that ours is only one of at least a hundred billion galaxies

no matter how many times i hear that,i can't help but be amazed

i think of Mass Effects star charts when i see that


great pic(although absolutely massive)
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 11:55:21 AM »

Hard to believe that in all that space there are no other forms of intelligent life out there.
All that distance and we still haven't figured out how to get to Mars!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 02:21:46 PM »

it's only a model.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 02:30:45 PM »

And from 10 years ago.

Spoiler for Another model from 2000:
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 03:50:47 PM »

Good find. I especially like the schematic of the solar system's neighborhood.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 04:04:25 PM »

You can get it right from National Geographic for 14 bux.

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/category/maps/wall-maps/space-maps?categoryLevelId=A106
Row 2 in the middle, or a laminated version on row 3.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 04:13:55 PM »

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.
We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.
It's big and black and inky, and we are small and dinky,
It's a big universe and we're not!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 04:18:16 PM »

pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
Because there's bugger all down here on Earth
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 04:46:45 AM »

When I was a kid we had the big National Geographic Atlas that that poster is from (an earlier version, obviously, but essentially the same). Was a big fold out dealie in the front. Used to spend quite a lot of time looking at it-nice to see it again smile
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 01:28:56 AM »

When I wake up on an alien spacecraft 50 light years from here, I'm going to be glad that I can point to Sol on a map. Think how much probing that could save me.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 01:57:37 AM »

Quote from: Ironrod on May 15, 2010, 01:28:56 AM

When I wake up on an alien spacecraft 50 light years from here, I'm going to be glad that I can point to Sol on a map. Think how much probing that could save me.

How else you going to pay for the ride home? They don't let planet lizards ride for free!
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 01:08:54 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on May 13, 2010, 11:55:21 AM

Hard to believe that in all that space there are no other forms of intelligent life out there.
All that distance and we still haven't figured out how to get to Mars!

We know how to get to Mars.    The problem is that nobody will pay for it.

Edit:   And Steven Hawkings says we would be smart to stay as quiet and undiscovered as possible.
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