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All The Stars You See [Pic]

Hits: 5706 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Science | Added by: ElectricEye
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chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Monday, June 09, 2014 7:53:32 AM
Sphere, not circle.

Kaagan
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1544 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 6:05:46 PM
well not that little circle, because that's not the Milkyway galaxy

liabach
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1623 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 4:31:33 PM
Untrue --
The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5258 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 8:09:31 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.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3620 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 5:25:58 AM
If everything I see is in that circle, I just wonder who took that picture?

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:29:19 PM
Oh, I see my nit has already been picked.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:28:43 PM
How pray tell, did they manage to send a camera that far away from the galaxy?

sunday_scour
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 275 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:05:07 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.

rubored
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 168 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 9:53:09 PM
Just shows how great our God is. That he created the Heavens and the Earth. :)

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3766 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 8:28:01 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!!!!!!!!!!



turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3766 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 8:22:42 PM

carmium - My nitpickery has been defeated by nitpickery.

I surrender to your nitpickitude.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26157 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 7:20:33 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.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:55:52 PM
5Cats & turdbuglar: The title is All the STARS you see, not galaxies, (or Magellenic clouds, nebulae, etc.)

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5426 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 5:45:41 PM

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


Zghost
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 165 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 5:44:21 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.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3766 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 4:50:09 PM

To be a nitpicker, this isn't really true.
The Andromeda galaxy is visible with the naked eye.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11655 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 4:05:42 PM
@botfly
kinda hard without specialist equipment but its here -


botfly
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 619 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 3:39:26 PM
...and I don't see any 'yellow circle', jeez.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 3:14:05 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.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5258 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 3:13:42 PM
Aaaaand how exactly did they get this picture then?

CRAP!!! I dropped my micro-SD.
The latest issue of Fornax was on there...

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11655 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:44:21 PM
@freddyferret
Beats my theory, could well be

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:39:13 PM
My first guess was Iron Man.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26157 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:25:58 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!

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11655 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:23:22 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...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11623 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:19:51 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.

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