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Date: 06/07/15 01:38 PM

31 Responses to All The Stars You See [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 7:58 am
    Link: All The Stars You See - When you look into the night sky and think ``WOW...the universe is big``....think again.
  2. Profile photo of srximus
    srximus Male 30-39
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    June 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm
    And that is just a speck in just ONE galaxy.
  3. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?
  4. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    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).
  5. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm
    Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?

    Aliens, of course. Probably a holiday photo from a camera one of them dropped while visiting.
  7. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    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...
  8. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    My first guess was Iron Man.
  10. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm
    @freddyferret
    Beats my theory, could well be
  11. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm
    Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?
    CRAP!!! I dropped my micro-SD.
    The latest issue of Fornax was on there...
  12. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    And I`m sure some really bright stars that are far away are in the visible range... not too many, but some for sure!

    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.
  13. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm
    ...and I don`t see any `yellow circle`, jeez.
  14. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm
    @botfly
    kinda hard without specialist equipment but its here -

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    To be a nitpicker, this isn`t really true.
    The Andromeda galaxy is visible with the naked eye.
  16. Profile photo of Zghost
    Zghost Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm
    "Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?"

    I think it`s a picture of an almost identical galaxy that is facing us.
  17. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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

  18. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm
    5Cats & turdbuglar: The title is All the STARS you see, not galaxies, (or Magellenic clouds, nebulae, etc.)
  19. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    carmium - My nitpickery has been defeated by nitpickery.

    I surrender to your nitpickitude.
  21. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    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!!!!!!!!!!


  22. Profile photo of rubored
    rubored Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm
    Just shows how great our God is. That he created the Heavens and the Earth. :)
  23. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm
    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.
  24. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    How pray tell, did they manage to send a camera that far away from the galaxy?
  25. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm
    Oh, I see my nit has already been picked.
  26. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2014 at 5:25 am
    If everything I see is in that circle, I just wonder who took that picture?
  27. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2014 at 8:09 am
    "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.
  28. Profile photo of liabach
    liabach Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm
    Untrue --
    The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away.
  29. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    well not that little circle, because that`s not the Milkyway galaxy
  30. Profile photo of chicagojay
    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2014 at 7:53 am
    Sphere, not circle.
  31. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm
    "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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