All The Stars You See [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 1 year ago Science

When you look into the night sky and think ""WOW...the universe is big""....think again.
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Male 928
"Sphere, not circle. "

Circle. This is a 2d image not 3d space and if it were a sphere represented in color on a 2d image there would be no "hole" in the center and it would be solid yellow. But I am sure someone else might be able to point out some even more technically accurate things about all of this...
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Male 2,031
Sphere, not circle.
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Male 1,627
well not that little circle, because that`s not the Milkyway galaxy
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Male 3,231
Untrue --
The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away.
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Male 5,608
"If everything I see is in that circle, I just wonder who took that picture?
It`s juxtapose.

That is a picture of what looks like Andromeda.
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Male 5,620
If everything I see is in that circle, I just wonder who took that picture?
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Male 14,775
Oh, I see my nit has already been picked.
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Male 14,775
How pray tell, did they manage to send a camera that far away from the galaxy?
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Male 283
Really, though, since we`re in the disk always looking at it side-on:

We can`t be entirely sure of where we are on the arm of our galaxy.

But, more importantly, we are IN our galaxy so we cannot take a picture from OUTside of it. This is an image of a different galaxy than our own.

To be correct, the text should have read: "All the stars you see at night would fit inside the area represented by this circle." Also, I would like to say that we cannot see any individual stars in ANY galaxy but our own, with the exception of certain powerful supernovas using large telescopes. As such, though we may see a galaxy, we do not see the stars within it, only the galaxy as a whole in a single point of light, with the unaided eye. BTW, when you see Hubble pictures of galaxies, the points of light bearing a large cross, they are stars WITHIN our galaxy, practically touching the lens by comparison with the galaxies and cluster in the background.
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Male 165
Just shows how great our God is. That he created the Heavens and the Earth. :)
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Male 4,893

Carminum - No wait!

You are wrong! Galaxies are made of hundreds of millions of stars! The Andromeda galaxy is 1 TRILLION! So I am right.

When one looks at the Andromeda galaxy, they are seeing a trillion stars...more stars than are in the entire Milky Way galaxy. Definitely more than what is shown in the yellow circle.

Nitpickery on a cosmic scale!!!!!!!!!!


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Male 4,893

carmium - My nitpickery has been defeated by nitpickery.

I surrender to your nitpickitude.
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Male 36,512
Thanks @Angilion! I was too lazy (being a CAT after all!) to go look it up.

I was sure some very bright objects we can see were farther away than that tiny circle. :-)

Yes, @carmium, technically Andromeda is not "a star" but for millennia we -thought- it was one!

So it`s "close" but not entirely accurate :-) I`m happy with that.
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Female 6,381
5Cats & turdbuglar: The title is All the STARS you see, not galaxies, (or Magellenic clouds, nebulae, etc.)
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Male 7,031

"My God, it`s full of stars!"

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Male 152
"Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?"

I think it`s a picture of an almost identical galaxy that is facing us.
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Male 4,893

To be a nitpicker, this isn`t really true.
The Andromeda galaxy is visible with the naked eye.
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Male 13,624
@botfly
kinda hard without specialist equipment but its here -

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Male 616
...and I don`t see any `yellow circle`, jeez.
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Male 12,365
[quote]And I`m sure some really bright stars that are far away are in the visible range... not too many, but some for sure![/quote]

That got me curious, so I had a poke around.

Apparently the most distant star visible to the naked eye under perfect conditions is V762 Cassiopeiae, which is probably about 16,300 light years away. The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years across, so on this picture the star would be quite some way outside the yellow circle.
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Male 5,608
[quote]Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?[/quote]
CRAP!!! I dropped my micro-SD.
The latest issue of Fornax was on there...
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Male 13,624
@freddyferret
Beats my theory, could well be
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Male 11,740
My first guess was Iron Man.
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Male 36,512
Not really, you can see whole other galaxies too. They are VERY far away!!

And I`m sure some really bright stars that are far away are in the visible range... not too many, but some for sure!
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Male 13,624
Thats Our solar system, which is one of countless systems

@ freddyferret

to answer your question, sunglasses, taped to a magnifying glass on a very long stick, held up by 27 Giraffes standing on each other.
in high heels. Probably.....ahem...
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Male 12,365
[quote]Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?[/quote]

Aliens, of course. Probably a holiday photo from a camera one of them dropped while visiting.
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Male 15,832
You can see stuff that`s much farther than that, e.g., the Andromeda Galaxy and some globular clusters, but you can`t resolve individual stars at those distances with just your eyes.
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Male 12,365
And you`re only seeing a small fraction of the stars in that small fraction of just one galaxy (especially if you live in an urban area).
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Male 11,740
Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?
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Male 194
And that is just a speck in just ONE galaxy.
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Male 2,729
Link: All The Stars You See [Pic] [Rate Link] - When you look into the night sky and think ``WOW...the universe is big``....think again.
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