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169 Responses to Is The Earth A Mere Speck In The Universe? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Link: Is The Earth A Mere Speck In The Universe? - Want to feel insignificant? This chart will give you a taste of just how tiny we are in the grand scheme of things.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Im just a speck
  3. Profile photo of enemydeer
    enemydeer Male 18-29
    41 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Wow, WE ARE NOT ALONE! ^_^
  4. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1189 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    i wonder when the Creationist morons will realize that a story that INCORPORATES the vast of space and time is much more impressive than any great wild spaghetti monster stories they can come up with.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1678 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    This kind of stuff is too much for my brain to process. Plus it`s gibberish, I mean we`ve only been here for like 6 thousand years right? RIGHT?
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    msimmons Male 18-29
    244 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    <3 the deep field view from hubble
  7. Profile photo of djlazar
    djlazar Male 30-39
    185 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    The annoying creation vs. evolution rants will begin in 3... 2... 1...

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    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    So cool.
    This is why I think people who believe we are the only intelligent life in the universe are stupid.
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    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I hate perspective
  10. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Who really knows why all this exists. It hurts my brain just pondering preexistence.
  11. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    I love these! They are terrifying, and yet they just make me appreciate that even if earth is almost nothing to the universe, it is everything to me and (hopefully) everyone else here.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Our sun is so tiny in comparison
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    I fail to see the point in things like this, I mean, our universe is unbelievably large, one can`t even begin to comprehend how large it is. I mean, once it get`s to a certain point, you just can`t even put it into perspective. Exponentials, and extremely huge things are something our human brains will never be able to process. However tiny you may think we are, we`re probably a quadrillion times smaller. It really does make you think, I mean if we`re one tiny tiny speck in a universe of trillions of trillions of galaxies, and each galaxy contains billions of stars, it`s just... insane. There must be other intelligent life forms out there, there are probably billions of planets like ours. Fascinating.

    And have you ever considered that our whole universe may just be an electron on an atom in some bigger world? Freaky stuff.

  14. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    I get annoyed that we spend millions of dollars taking pictures like this. It`s cool to look at and everything but in the end, pointless.
  15. Profile photo of SouthpawSlew
    SouthpawSlew Male 18-29
    96 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    This stuff messes me up.
  16. Profile photo of BigBossDogg
    BigBossDogg Male 30-39
    132 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    But Earth is at the center of it all, right.
  17. Profile photo of donthaveone
    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    I think I saw GOD in there somewhere :P
  18. Profile photo of youngdz79
    youngdz79 Male 30-39
    268 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    lukas1051
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    2813 Posts Monday, February 1, 2010 1:38:53 PM
    I fail to see the point in things like this, I mean, our universe is unbelievably large, one can`t even begin to comprehend how large it is. I mean, once it get`s to a certain point, you just can`t even put it into perspective. Exponentials, and extremely huge things are something our human brains will never be able to process. However tiny you may think we are, we`re probably a quadrillion times smaller. It really does make you think, I mean if we`re one tiny tiny speck in a universe of trillions of trillions of galaxies, and each galaxy contains billions of stars, it`s just... insane. There must be other intelligent life forms out there, there are probably billions of planets like ours. Fascinating.

    And have you ever considered that our whole universe may just be an electron on an atom in some bigger world? Freaky stuff


    Somebody just Watched Men In Black I think. LOL

    But naw you are r

  19. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    it`s about as pointless as worrying about the millions of dollars spent taking the picture. Our little spec of dust won`t be around for long, may as well have fun with our paper and look at little dots in the sky.
  20. Profile photo of FumblingMala
    FumblingMala Male 18-29
    56 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    We are germs on an electron in a world we perceive as our `universe`, which is likely to just be another planet within another `universe` an so on.

    What makes us special? Consciousness and the ability to attain higher forms of it. Clearly it is rare. It`s funny to think that, of the billions of germs that reside on your screen right now, in the end you are equal to one of them, and at the same time you are equal to a universe, all because of consciousness.

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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Awesome... But a waste of money >.>
  22. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    I think it has a point. When it comes time for all of us to die in 2012, they`ll want to send us to the universe when it was at an earlier time. :-p
  23. Profile photo of hypno1
    hypno1 Male 30-39
    69 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    All I know is, Uranus is HUGE!

    I`ll be here all week...

  24. Profile photo of diegotx
    diegotx Male 18-29
    239 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    So beautiful and amazing
  25. Profile photo of LoveMexicola
    LoveMexicola Female 13-17
    140 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    I absolutely love this, it`s so interesting, but terrifying at the same time. I`m hoping to study this at uni doing some sort or astronomy or theoretical physics degree. I dunno what I`ll end up doing but the mystery that surrounds all these distant galaxies and stars really fascinates me.
  26. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Since when is attempting to understand the world we live in ever a waste of time?

    It would only be a waste if the only reason they took the picture was so people could ooh and ahh over it, then forget it. Fortunately, scientists are getting a lot more out of it than the average IAB user is.

  27. Profile photo of Load
    Load Male 13-17
    160 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    How depressing...
  28. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    A mote of dust in an ocean of space and time.
  29. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Monty Python put it best.

    Just remember that you`re standing on a planet that`s evolving, and revolving at.....

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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    for some reason it made me breath heavily for a few seconds....like...hyperventilating....weird sh*t....anyway...i will punctuate this comment with

    DAYUM NATURE...YOU SCARY!

  31. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    Think of it this way our solar system is our house; our galaxy, our country. This makes sense, we as humans, have just started to explore `the house`. And by looking around we also know that there is more, so much more out there. Wait to be explored, examined or observed. We are curious creatures, us humans. So capable of great things, good and evil, destructive and creative. Our myth makers just didn`t realize how massively wondrous creation truly actually is.
  32. Profile photo of ajd121
    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    From Wiki
    It would take over 7,000,000,000,000,000 (7×1015 or 7 quadrillion) Earths to fill the volume of VY Canis Majoris.

    Putting the size in perspective

    If the Earth were to be represented by a sphere one centimeter in diameter, the Sun would be represented as a sphere with a diameter of 109 centimeters, at a distance of 117 meters. At these scales, VY Canis Majoris would have a diameter of approximately 2.3 kilometers, assuming the upper limit estimate of the radius of VY Canis Majoris.

  33. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Our complete insignificance in the natural world would crush us if we were capable of fully understanding it.
  34. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Old, but I never get tired of seeing it. :]
  35. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    Yeah Earth is tiny, but we`re also the only sentient species thus far. That makes me feel BIG! lolz!
    (Cats I mean, not humans, eh?)
  36. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    oh god how i love this kind of stuff :D
    it freaks me out but i love it so :)
  37. Profile photo of gunslinger
    gunslinger Male 30-39
    228 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    nicely put claws.
  38. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Thinking about this kind of creeps me out. You can`t measure how vast space is... *shudder*
  39. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Depressing? I think it`s absolutely beautiful... just a total riot of being. Glorious. It thrills me to be an atom in it!

    And aren`t we nearly galaxies ourselves? Look at your hand in front of you, think of the myriad cells that form it, blood and nerve and bone, the pieces that make up those cells, the proteins that form them, then atoms, and so on...

    Freaking beautiful.

  40. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    This doesn`t make me feel small, at least not in a bad way. It fills me with a sense of scientific curiosity and wonder. It makes me think of what it might be like if someday humans could explore that. :)
  41. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/univer...
    Keep zooming in.
  42. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    well if the Animaniacs taught us anything besides that the warner bros are some kind of weird animals that act like humans its that

    In Wakko`s song, Its a great big universe. We actually already knew that we were insignificant specks compared to everything else

  43. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1678 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    5Cats: You don`t know what sentient means.
  44. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7426 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    well if i didnt feel like `nothing` before, i sure as hell do now.
  45. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    and we wont even be able to leave our system and see all that till we can figure how to travel waaay faster than light. if we can.
  46. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Before clicked the link to this post, I was thinking:

    DDUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

  47. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    Sure, we`re small, but at least Earth is interesting as opposed to a ball of flaming gas. I mean, we`ve got penguins and crap like that.
  48. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1858 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    YAY 1) we added a watermark to a picture that isn`t ours, wasn`t ours, and will never be ours...again...
    and 2) this picture is older than #primetimekinsmom
  49. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9186 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    *Puts on Space Music* This is so cool.
  50. Profile photo of carla_234
    carla_234 Female 30-39
    31 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    mybe ill get a date from a diffrent galaxy
  51. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    oh for the love of god stop posting this poo >< we get it. earth is small. our universe is small. WOOFRIGGENHOO stop posting these pix n vids TT"
  52. Profile photo of cubex
    cubex Male 18-29
    14 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    so what? they ran out of names as they discovered new planets? seriously V838 Monocerotis, v382 Carinae ?
  53. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Meh
  54. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    cool!
  55. Profile photo of Reapergirl
    Reapergirl Female 18-29
    93 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Oh crap.
  56. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    When I was in Afghanistan I went up to a watchtower because I saw some movement and lights outside the wire. I took my nightvision goggles with me (it was night time). It turned out to be nothing to worry about, but while I was there I decided to scan the skys on a whim... it was unbelievable how many more stars and such you see with night vision goggles. Try it some time.
  57. Profile photo of PunkAsF82
    PunkAsF82 Female 18-29
    133 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    this is incredible.
  58. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Crazy, I love it
  59. Profile photo of seedofdevil
    seedofdevil Male 13-17
    75 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    0.o ....
    oooh daaaaamn
  60. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    mass effect made it seem cooler...
  61. Profile photo of lucehLOW
    lucehLOW Female 18-29
    357 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    My brain can`t comprehend past the saturn stage
  62. Profile photo of roithm
    roithm Male 18-29
    44 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    Who would have known..
  63. Profile photo of SwissNipsUK
    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH my simple human brain !
  64. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    Holy macaroni!!!
  65. Profile photo of jacothy
    jacothy Male 18-29
    5 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    to addler: ya, but you gotta realize, most of those stars and planets in the game were made up
  66. Profile photo of CreweAlex
    CreweAlex Male 18-29
    76 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    I brainz gotz all imploded
  67. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    I like thinking of the universe as something that loops in on itself. Zoom in enough and all those atoms turn into universes, and zoom out far enough and those universes turn into atoms.
    Makes me sleep better at night cause those suns are friggin massive and our planet is truely a speck of blue dust caught in a sunbeam.
  68. Profile photo of SaintsFan
    SaintsFan Male 30-39
    256 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    Brain melting.......cannot comprehend.........must lie down.........we are.........not alone.
  69. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    I don`t feel smaller because of this. I have always thought of "existence", whether it`s only our universe or that plus anything outside it, as being infinite. Putting actual numbers on it makes no difference to me.
  70. Profile photo of Paaahka
    Paaahka Female 13-17
    125 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    With a universe as big as this, can anyone really say that "Aliens exist" theory is stupid?
    I can`t.
    I just don`t believe they`re here.
  71. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    And I was worried about getting a job.Sheesh.What does it matter now?
  72. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    The Universe is full of win.
  73. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Haha Pluto isn`t a planet anymore. What a loser.
  74. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    I like your thoughts on the subject, Loxen
  75. Profile photo of TheGosus
    TheGosus Male 13-17
    52 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    Mind = blown
  76. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    Us = Nothing. So, according to that, if we had a telescope large enough to focus in on some planets in those galaxies, we could possibly see 13 billion year old life? That is epic...
  77. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Man after looking at that...my title of "Center of the Universe" just makes me even happier
  78. Profile photo of xVegettoTGx
    xVegettoTGx Male 18-29
    179 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    The Hubble Telescope is an absolutely amazing piece of technology.
  79. Profile photo of Irontop33
    Irontop33 Male 18-29
    89 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    Ive been there, not so cool. the water sucks too
  80. Profile photo of smartiesxoxo
    smartiesxoxo Female 18-29
    36 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    ...I feel sullied and unusual...
  81. Profile photo of ichirei
    ichirei Female 13-17
    165 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    and the tenga toppa gurren lagann is somewhere even bigger than that
  82. Profile photo of unbanned
    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    my penis is about as big as everything in all space and matter combined.
  83. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    We`d never be able to see an individual planet with a telescope lol.
  84. Profile photo of deepseadiver
    deepseadiver Male 18-29
    88 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Space is big. Really big. You just won`t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it`s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that`s just peanuts to space.
  85. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1843 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    man. i`ve seen way too many of these insignificant messages. =(

    at least this one blew my mind.

  86. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    ..and that ladies and germs is why I know the bible is full of crap!
  87. Profile photo of kitwatson
    kitwatson Female 13-17
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    February 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Deepseadiver, that`s exactly what I was thinking.
  88. Profile photo of ummmwow
    ummmwow Female 18-29
    12 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Deepseadiver, your post is full of WIN! ;)
  89. Profile photo of holydonut
    holydonut Male 13-17
    91 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    And this is why we truly aren`t alone.
  90. Profile photo of KX250F
    KX250F Male 13-17
    264 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Amazing thatwe can see something in the past even though its not in the past 0_o
  91. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    The universe never ceases to amaze me. It is, indeed, awesome. I could look at pictures of it all day.
  92. Profile photo of JimmytheMed
    JimmytheMed Male 18-29
    46 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    God...The Hubble Space Telescope is such a badass.
  93. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    The Hubble Space Telescope is such a badass.

    Its also obsolete. We`ve got better telescopes in space now.

  94. Profile photo of showstoprake
    showstoprake Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    That is simply humbling! I wonder whether I could see a spec of it ever? Like the movie "Mission to Mars" I am ready give away All I possess just feel it!
  95. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    TO HELL WITH YOUR PHYSICS!
  96. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    This looks so awesome! Ahh, the wonder of nature, never ceases to amaze me.
  97. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    Simply breathtaking...
  98. Profile photo of CyrBag
    CyrBag Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    Physics just got it`s ass handed to itself, by itself. The universe never ceases to make me want to die.
  99. Profile photo of aaron538
    aaron538 Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    where`s your god NOA
  100. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    Excellent. Now I feel no remorse in reducing this mudball into ashes.

    On a more serious note: That`s freakin` amazing O.O

  101. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    The best part about physics is this, in our perception of time, is that we see the past.

    Kinda sucks not even being able to comprehend if there`s even an end XD

  102. Profile photo of CVizzle
    CVizzle Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    I never get tired of these
  103. Profile photo of loadstar
    loadstar Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    No way my anus is that big.
  104. Profile photo of Nurcowski
    Nurcowski Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    Reminds me of the part from the Hitchhiker`s series with the machine that puts the universe into perspective for the person inside.

    That is one frightening machine.

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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    wowwwwww. this just blew my mind. *rolls a joint*
  106. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    i got this one as an email haha
  107. Profile photo of Henf
    Henf Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    It`s handy, I suppose, that someone broke the presentation down into screenshots, but it takes away from the awe of the full motion video presentation. Why not post them both and give the viewer the option?
  108. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    Somday it will all be MINE.

    Bwahahaha...

  109. Profile photo of Boombeats
    Boombeats Male 18-29
    16 posts
    February 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    Not if I get to it first!

    Muuuuuuuuhahahaha!

  110. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    Great pic, but seriously, this is old as hell. Seriously.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    I see someone edited off the last picture in the series - my Ex`s butt.
  112. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:07 am
    Great pic, but seriously, this is old as hell. Seriously.

    13 Billion years old, would you say?

    And Lionhart, I hear ya. I took a photo of your ex last Christmas, and it`s still printing...

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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:48 am
    It would take you about 100,819,006,849,315 years to drive that far...Road trip anyone?
  114. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:57 am
    pfft, I see this everyday without a telescope. (im that cool)
  115. Profile photo of genim
    genim Male 18-29
    41 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 1:48 am
    i scroll down fast to see the planet namec... i was frustrated
  116. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 2:35 am
    Wait... Did I read that right?

    The galaxy we observed defies physics theories?

    How does THAT work?

  117. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 3:17 am
    My mind just imploded.
  118. Profile photo of Afrokmas
    Afrokmas Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am
    That was impressive!
  119. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 3:55 am
    "The galaxy we observed defies physics theories?

    How does THAT work?"

    Umm...it might because we don`t know everything. Just because something defies our understanding of how it exists doesn`t mean that it can`t exist...it just means that our understanding of things is flawed.

  120. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 4:03 am
    Nurcowski

    The Total Perspective Vortex. I was thinking the same thing.

  121. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 4:24 am
    Can I have your liver then?
  122. Profile photo of massivekiduk
    massivekiduk Male 30-39
    50 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 4:43 am
    thats awesome!!

    wasn`t Ford Prefect from somewhere near the vicinity of Betelgeuse?

  123. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 6:12 am
    Th full motion thing was posted a few years back, but it could use a repost.
  124. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 7:27 am
    wasn`t Ford Prefect from somewhere near the vicinity of Betelgeuse?

    Indeed he was. After the Great Collapsing Hrung Disaster on Betelgeuse Seven, Ford Prefect`s father (the sole survivor) moved to Betelgeuse Five, where he both fathered and uncled Ford. He named Ford in the ancient language of Betelgeuse Seven, and eventually died of shame (still a terminal disease in some parts of the galaxy) because Ford never learned to pronounce his original name.

    Anyway...

  125. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1150 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:08 am
    I think that when you see a picture like this, it really shows just how impossible it is for their NOT to be other life in the universe
  126. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Seeing pictures like this helping us put things into perspective amaze me, but at the same time if you try to wrap your head around it, (vastness of galaxies, how old the stars are by the time we actually see them) your head starts to hurt
  127. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:38 am
    Them stars ain`t so big!
  128. Profile photo of weresphinx
    weresphinx Male 18-29
    218 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 9:35 am
    I always loved ur-anus
  129. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 9:42 am
    pluto dammit! PLUTO!!
  130. Profile photo of ollylimpfish
    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
    177 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 9:53 am
    question; if a planet that supports life is itself revolving round let`s say belteguese for instance are the inhabitants like 100 times as large as us? and think of the ants on that planet. woooo hmmm
  131. Profile photo of Angel25
    Angel25 Female 18-29
    298 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 10:12 am
    I`m with you Jinxie! How dare they exclude Pluto, and who decided to make it a dwarf planet anyway? lol
  132. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 11:48 am
    O the uranus jokes, never gonna stop!
  133. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 11:57 am
    So for all you guys who think you have a big wiener - you don`t.
  134. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Nightflight to..Uranus

    dance people! :)

  135. Profile photo of MrHyde
    MrHyde Male 18-29
    494 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    My anus is huge, apparently.
  136. Profile photo of SgtFunny
    SgtFunny Male 18-29
    38 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Pack up kids, were going to Binary Star VV Cephei.
  137. Profile photo of cormz
    cormz Male 13-17
    47 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    mind. BLOWN.
  138. Profile photo of Computron
    Computron Male 30-39
    157 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    This reminds me of that Monty Python song... lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZx...
  139. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    almightybob1 - That`s why the other kids called him Ix.

    Good to know there`s at least one more person keeping DNA alive.

  140. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    That`s all pretty darn amazing :O
  141. Profile photo of menivituiksi
    menivituiksi Female 13-17
    26 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    I learnded something.
  142. Profile photo of thecurt
    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    It sucks that all of us will most likely not be around to see intergalactic travel, large scale at least. How terribly depressing.
  143. Profile photo of CallofKtulu
    CallofKtulu Male 18-29
    245 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    Did anyone else notice that Betelgeuse is just Arcturus turned 90 degrees? It`s not exactly the same I suppose, but the dark spots are basically identical.
  144. Profile photo of AtomicHzrd
    AtomicHzrd Female 13-17
    13 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    This just made me feel a little sick and paranoid. Not about aliens or anything, just the fact that humans are mear atoms compared to the rest of the universe. I`m going to have odd dreams tonight.
  145. Profile photo of hellohello10
    hellohello10 Female 13-17
    155 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    I feel so little :-(
  146. Profile photo of StudentOfMan
    StudentOfMan Male 40-49
    346 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    So, where`s the Death Star?
  147. Profile photo of Sinclair
    Sinclair Male 30-39
    269 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    Suddenly all my problems went away
  148. Profile photo of Visser3
    Visser3 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    "What if I told you, Im not really from Guildford, Im really from a planet somewhere outside the vicinity of Beetlegeuse?"
  149. Profile photo of clp2010
    clp2010 Female 30-39
    126 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    AtomicHzrd:

    Same here. I actually got anxiety just looking at the pictures.

  150. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Am I the only one who DOESN`T feel the need to compare myself to the size of the universe? Talk about anything astronomical, and right away people talk about how insignificant THEY feel. Well, DUH.
  151. Profile photo of hknuddv
    hknuddv Male 13-17
    72 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 9:24 am
    And thats why you always bring a towel.
  152. Profile photo of MsMalicious
    MsMalicious Female 18-29
    291 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Always have my towel ready =D
  153. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Visser3: "What if i told you im not really from Guildford, im really from a planet in the vicinity of Beetlegeuse?"

    I live in Guildford and we all know that quote!

  154. Profile photo of WaterPocket
    WaterPocket Male 13-17
    30 posts
    February 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    After seeing this, there almost HAS to be another planet/star with life on it.
  155. Profile photo of Looshk
    Looshk Female 18-29
    124 posts
    February 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Wow thats so scary! We`re like BUGS! O___o
  156. Profile photo of 7Mechanical
    7Mechanical Female 13-17
    56 posts
    February 6, 2010 at 2:23 am
    see that big pink one, V838 Monocirotis? That`s where Lady Gaga is from.
  157. Profile photo of MastaPlan23
    MastaPlan23 Male 13-17
    76 posts
    February 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    this kinda stuff makes u think. there jus HAS to be life out there
  158. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    February 9, 2010 at 1:39 am
    There just HAS to be life other than humans. If there isn`t, then think of how lonely the human race is....
  159. Profile photo of aCcuser
    aCcuser Male 18-29
    78 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 12:30 am
    when people stress out about shet just compare your problem to the universe. it shows how insignificant your problems really are.
  160. Profile photo of Afrokmas
    Afrokmas Male 18-29
    97 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 12:31 am
    I keep watching this picture/facts, i`ts just fascinating!
  161. Profile photo of Pyroo
    Pyroo Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    If we see some old poo now, i wonder what`s happening in those galaxies right now. Do they even exist anymore?
  162. Profile photo of dcb
    dcb Male 13-17
    93 posts
    March 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    TRIPPY
  163. Profile photo of theshocker87
    theshocker87 Male 18-29
    64 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    THIS IS INDEED MY FAV PIC OF ALL TIME ON I.A.B
  164. Profile photo of Postal2aw
    Postal2aw Male 13-17
    54 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 10:47 am
    Not only our human problems... Not even if our entire planet is at stake, not even our Sun, Solar system, or our home galaxy explodes... Nothing or no one would ever notice.
    Even if a billion solar systems will cease to exist, and millions of intelligent races and civilizations would die in the process, still The Universe is too big for ANYONE to EVER understand it.
  165. Profile photo of twigglepuff
    twigglepuff Female 13-17
    71 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    and God made all of this?
  166. Profile photo of feedee88
    feedee88 Female 18-29
    95 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 1:20 am
    no matter how many times i look at this i`m still baffled. this completely amazes me.... wow.
  167. Profile photo of Zebrameat
    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    And then I take a look at my penis and think "meh, it could be worse"
  168. Profile photo of smartiesxoxo
    smartiesxoxo Female 18-29
    36 posts
    November 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    blows my f***ing mind every time I look at this...

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