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107 Responses to Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii

  1. Profile photo of TMLkicks89
    TMLkicks89 Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Link: Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii - Wow, the universe is eerie in stop-motion.
  2. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    beautiful
  3. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    Does it really look like that or did they use a special camera to make the stars stand out?
  4. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    awesome
  5. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    2 short!
  6. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    I feel so damn small
  7. Profile photo of DaSheezy
    DaSheezy Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    I`m high... and this just made me poo my pants
  8. Profile photo of leaveittome
    leaveittome Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    MOAR!!
  9. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    @PreoSmo
    I`ve been in places where there`s minimum
    street light and it does look like this.

    But maybe in this case they added some contrast
    and bright too, otherwise colors would be darker

  10. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    So awesome.
  11. Profile photo of shoopdawoop
    shoopdawoop Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    this is time lapse. not stop motion
  12. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    it would mke a bigger impact if it was a longer vid. Still rpetty amazing.
  13. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    That looks gorgeous...I love being out in the middle of no where and looking up, living in the city you don`t get to see many stars because of the light pollution. But once you are out in the woods...the sky has so many stars, its amazing. One of the most gorgeous things ever
  14. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    makes me dizzy.. MAKE IT STOP!!!
  15. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    epic
  16. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    what amazes me is that how dim the milky way is. i mean for us being in the galaxy full of a billion stars, you would think it would be a bright stripe across the sky night AND day.
  17. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    I feel you, iceblack. I feel you.
  18. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    btw you should join iab chat. just a suggestion. >.>
  19. Profile photo of clubabyseals
    clubabyseals Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    god damn the milky way is cool...
  20. Profile photo of MCFC89
    MCFC89 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    that was incredible
  21. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Yet another reason to go to Hawaii.
  22. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Looks amazing.
  23. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Amazing.
  24. Profile photo of Fealiks
    Fealiks Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Galaxy rise... awesome
  25. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
    364 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Wow, that gave me goosebumps...!
  26. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Stop-motion? This is time-lapse... Which it says too... Someone`s confused.
  27. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    That`s pretty amazing.
  28. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    What is so great about this video? It was short and uninteresting. The view was not all that great.
  29. Profile photo of el_monkey
    el_monkey Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Like I didn`t already feel insignificant ..... jeez ....

    On a serious note though, that was beautiful

  30. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    that was really amazing. :)
  31. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    This is one of the reasons why I know there is no god!
  32. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Wow, that was incredible. It almost looks like the Earth stands still and the universe is simply rotating around us as if we are on top of a ball that is inside a bigger hollowed ball.
  33. Profile photo of YoMommaSoFat
    YoMommaSoFat Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    Each star represents a sun, much bigger than ours, billions of light years away from eachother. F*cking incredible when you think of how big the universe is.
  34. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    So beautiful. <3
  35. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    3 "shooting stars" :D
    <3 astronomy
  36. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    What a wonderful world.
  37. Profile photo of nocoassman
    nocoassman Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Too short, better off watching `The Universe` muted with some Pink Floyd in the background.
  38. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    March 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Someone explain all this science to me, or else I just can`t believe or accept it.
  39. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Mindgasm achieved.
  40. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Space is larger than anything we can imagine. For anyone who thinks there is a deity, or that should such a being exist, and it actually cares for us is blind.
  41. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I dont think ive ever seen something so beautiful
  42. Profile photo of LawyerScum
    LawyerScum Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Our universe is incredibly big and strange...if we could stop killing each other because of religion and money, we might get a chance to explore it.
  43. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Couldn`t help but think of doctor who whilst I was watching this.

    "So many stars..."
    "Which one do you want to visit next?"

  44. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I find it annoying that when people say `the universe` and then reference our galaxy. Where in any reference to `the universe` includes everything from the sub-atomic quarks to the farthest visible "edge" of the universe. Which also includes god(s), life energy, and a multitude of `other` unexplained "things" that trickery has fail to duplicate, and science has yet to explain. The Universe is SO much more than what our minds collectively and individually have so `observed`, measured, and calculated it to be.
  45. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Man I wish I lived somewhere where I could see sky like that every night.
  46. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    dear Lawyerscum,

    I love you.

    And this video is absolutely beautiful. O.O !

  47. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
  48. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    LOL i love how the canadians on here are going "aww crap. our sky sucks" but guys remember we have the northern lights, too!! you just have to get out of a big city away from the lights and you can usually see it.

    That sky is awesome, though. ours isnt nearly as busy.

  49. Profile photo of SoundlesHero
    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    Oooh! I just applied for a job at Keck Obs!
  50. Profile photo of kooleyo
    kooleyo Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    here comes the sun doo doo do-dooo
  51. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    Yeah - take that Jesus!
  52. Profile photo of zookuw
    zookuw Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
    (Lionhart2)

    Playing stupid isn`t very funny.

  53. Profile photo of CallieRachel
    CallieRachel Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    thats so cool
  54. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    So cool.
  55. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Yeah it`s beautiful on the summit of Mauna Kea. However go down below the clouds, and you can`t see crap. It rains almost every night or the volcano haze covers up when the southern winds come.
  56. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Wow, assuming they took, say, 1 frame per minute on that video, can you imagine how slow the band had to play, so the music came out normal when it was played back?
    (Lionhart2)

    Playing stupid isn`t very funny.

    Heh i thought it was pretty funny. Lighten up dude!

  57. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    wow! ya dont see stuff like this in nebraska. no sir. you can usually find orion on a clear night, thats about it
  58. Profile photo of Diablo-Gio
    Diablo-Gio Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    awesomee
  59. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Very cool, but not stop motion.
  60. Profile photo of emilykins
    emilykins Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    AMAZING
  61. Profile photo of jeepjones
    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Could`ve been better, I was expecting something really spectactular.
  62. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    wow. that was amazing
  63. Profile photo of bry27
    bry27 Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    absolutely spectacular!

    and not stop-motion, try high-speed cameras

    is it just me or has IAB really gone downhill?

  64. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    > jeepjones
    > Could`ve been better, I was expecting something really spectactular.

    Jeepers-frakkin-Allah. Millions of stars send light for tens of millions of years from every imaginable direction to demonstrate the incredibly complex rotation of the earth and cosmos in a video taking thousands of years of technological development to produce, and you want something `spectacular`?

    Your missus must live in constant fear of replacement.

  65. Profile photo of bry27
    bry27 Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    lion...naahh, he`s the one that lives in constant fear of replacement
  66. Profile photo of jamil
    jamil Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    That is beautiful
  67. Profile photo of drips
    drips Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    Not stop-motion and not high-speed cameras - I`m thinking more like time-lapse.
  68. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    Bitchin`, man. Bitchin`.
  69. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    Not stop-motion and not high-speed cameras - I`m thinking more like time-lapse.

    Funny you mention that, cause I was thinking that too. Seems to me there was a subliminal message implanted in the title of the link somewhere, where it`s called "Sweet Time-Lapse Of The Milky Way Over Hawaii".

    Darned if I can spot it though.

  70. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    Actually, bry, you have it exactly backwards. It is a type of stop motion using low-speed cameras. I reckon this was done with a ~5-sec. exposure every minute or so for a few hours. (I suppose I could calculate frequency of the exposures if I knew the frame rate of the video, and I went to the trouble to analyze the real-time duration of a scene from the motion of the stars, but I`m just too damned lazy for that.)

    But you`re right, it is spectacular.

  71. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:24 am
    wow. that is phenomenal.
  72. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 1:40 am
    Oh wow this is awesome! Sometimes I wish I lived in an area with less light pollution. I`m lucky to see just a few stars in the sky, much less something as amazing as this! My three favorite things: Archaeology, geology, and astronomy.
  73. Profile photo of xazurianx
    xazurianx Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 3:05 am
    Makes me miss living in rural Missouri. Nothing instills that feeling of "Awe" more than seeing the sky like that. Very beautiful.
  74. Profile photo of Dylan_Dog
    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 3:19 am
    Mesmerizing.
  75. Profile photo of lpycb42
    lpycb42 Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 3:41 am
    Gosh I remember being in some rural area far that was mostly dark at night and the sky was definitely a sight. I`m just glad I get to see that in my life...
  76. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:45 am
    Wow, that`s beautiful. I really hope at some point in my life, I could go somewhere as beautiful as Hawaii and see this sort of thing.
  77. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 5:27 am
    It`s a weird fact of modern life that you only get to see the stars when you go on holiday to somewhere rural. It`s breathtaking when you look up and realise whats been above your head for every night of your life.
  78. Profile photo of Adi_Noor
    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 6:26 am
    Why we can`t see this is cities?
  79. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 6:33 am
    Was that it? It was like an intro to something... Like for example some sort of space-timelapse video.
  80. Profile photo of shneeblefish
    shneeblefish Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 6:49 am
    "Why we can`t see this is cities?"
    If that "is" was meant to be an "in", then it`s because of light pollution. I live in the NE of england in a largeish town and can just about see most of Orion. My parents and I went on holiday to Cornwall in the south (yes, a rural area) a few years back and I saw this kind of thing and was suitably amazed.
  81. Profile photo of minjae
    minjae Female 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:07 am
    Simply amazing!
  82. Profile photo of pumba62
    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:10 am
    I lived in a rural area of Nova Scotia and I would lay on the grass on a clear night and stare at the stars for hours simply amazed at the multitude of lights on the sky!
    My question is ....if we are part of the Milky Way how can we see the milky way or are we simply seeing part of the milky way just like you can see part of your house when you are in it but all of it when you are out of it?
  83. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:33 am
    exactly, pumba62!
  84. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Looking out through the night sky at our galaxy and knowing how huge it is makes me feel small and insignificant.
  85. Profile photo of AliceHolly
    AliceHolly Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:41 am
    @pumba62

    The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. There are arms that come off of the central point. So, what we see is another arm.


    This is the only reason I`d never be able to live in a city. I can`t imagine not seeing the stars.

  86. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Pumba, your question and following statement are correct. You can see a portion of the Milky Way for the same reason you can see a portion of the solar system and a portion of the earth from your vantage point.

    There are a number of images of the Andromeda Galaxy which the Milky Way is widely thought to resemble, but the Human Race has never sent anything beyond the edge of our galaxy, thus we cannot see exactly what our galaxy looks like to an outside observer.

    It is like trying to determine the exterior appearance of a house solely by looking around at the interior.

  87. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 8:06 am
    I could watch this for hours, it`s so hypnotic.
  88. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 11:38 am
    I agree with a few of the other posters. This is truly stunning, and truly makes me feel quite tiny and insignificant. I, too, could watch this for hours on end.
  89. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    That is a really clear sky. This was cool.
  90. Profile photo of Phillei
    Phillei Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    amazing
  91. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    For those of you that know of Carl Sagan, this is an old post but one I feel is very relevant. For those that do not know who he is but wish for a voyage equivalent to or better than this video, then follow this link.

    http://www.bigskyastroclub.org/pale_blue...

  92. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    Epic
  93. Profile photo of Craigium
    Craigium Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Hawaii is just about the most beautiful State in America. Oh and I`ve been on that volcano at night! It`s incredible.
  94. Profile photo of AirborneJT
    AirborneJT Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    ah... makes me homesick! can`t wait to get back to Maui and see those stars again.
  95. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    damn....i thought shooting stars were rare....that was like 4 in one night!
  96. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    reminds me of how small we are.
  97. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    damn....i thought shooting stars were rare....that was like 4 in one night!

    Nah, they`re not that rare. It`s not uncommon for there to be hundreds visible to the naked eye in any one night from a given vantage point. During meteor showers such as the Perseids, there can be more than one "shooting star" per minute.

    We only think of them as rare because don`t spend much time as individual observers looking at the night sky.

  98. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    I admit that was very beautiful but let me tell you the most stars I ever saw (and more beautiful than this in my mind) is out in the mojave desert in august. Shooting stars EVERYWHERE, so many stars you can see the landscape from the light, if you are out far enough where there is no glow from a close by city, you can even see satalites moving. Very cool.
  99. Profile photo of Elriuhilu
    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2010 at 12:00 am
    I wish it ran for longer. I love this kind of stuff.
  100. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 7, 2010 at 2:12 am
    > i thought shooting stars were rare

    Nope, on average you will see about one every hour. Also, where I am, 40 degrees south, you see about 1 satellite every 15 minutes or so.

  101. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2010 at 9:13 am
    this would make such an awesome music video or something. :D
  102. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    should be longer
  103. Profile photo of Angelity
    Angelity Female 30-39
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    March 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    It was very mellow, loved the music choice. Great piece all the way around.
  104. Profile photo of escape09
    escape09 Female 30-39
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    March 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    we are so vulnerable to space
  105. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2010 at 8:39 am
    ooooo pretty

    :] <333

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    Calyx Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    I want more!

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