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Stuff like this blows me away - Andromeda Galaxy
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Stuff like this blows me away - Andromeda Galaxy
If you can.. watch this in HD in full screen. It's NASA's latest and highest resolution image of our nearest galactic neighbour Andromeda.

A mere 2,538,000 light years away... which means you're looking back and seeing it now as it was 2.5 million years ago which was when the light reaching us began it's journey. For some perspective on that, Our own Sun is 93,000,000 miles away (93 Million) and light takes 8 minutes to reach us.

The really mindblowing aspect of this image is that EVERY tiny pinprick white dot in that image is a star, and with Andromeda being significantly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy it contains somewhere in the order of one Trillion stars, that's 1,000,000,000,000 or One Thousand Billion.


The brighter splodges you see are actually stars within our own galaxy. Just thought I'd share Good



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RE: Stuff like this blows me away - Andromeda Galaxy
(20-01-2015 11:03 PM)Spasmod Wrote:  If you can.. watch this in HD in full screen. It's NASA's latest and highest resolution image of our nearest galactic neighbour Andromeda.

A mere 2,538,000 light years away... which means you're looking back and seeing it now as it was 2.5 million years ago which was when the light reaching us began it's journey. For some perspective on that, Our own Sun is 93,000,000 miles away (93 Million) and light takes 8 minutes to reach us.

The really mindblowing aspect of this image is that EVERY tiny pinprick white dot in that image is a star, and with Andromeda being significantly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy it contains somewhere in the order of one Trillion stars, that's 1,000,000,000,000 or One Thousand Billion.


The brighter splodges you see are actually stars within our own galaxy. Just thought I'd share Good



Ask Kirk and Picard what it like they both been thereLol

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Around the 2:20 mark it looks like you could almost stand on one star and spit on the one next to you. Simply insane!! I'm with you, bro, that stuff has the same effect on me that it does on you.
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(21-01-2015 10:50 AM)Robjenko Wrote:  
(20-01-2015 11:03 PM)Spasmod Wrote:  If you can.. watch this in HD in full screen. It's NASA's latest and highest resolution image of our nearest galactic neighbour Andromeda.

A mere 2,538,000 light years away... which means you're looking back and seeing it now as it was 2.5 million years ago which was when the light reaching us began it's journey. For some perspective on that, Our own Sun is 93,000,000 miles away (93 Million) and light takes 8 minutes to reach us.

The really mindblowing aspect of this image is that EVERY tiny pinprick white dot in that image is a star, and with Andromeda being significantly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy it contains somewhere in the order of one Trillion stars, that's 1,000,000,000,000 or One Thousand Billion.


The brighter splodges you see are actually stars within our own galaxy. Just thought I'd share Good



Ask Kirk and Picard what it like they both been thereLol
Seriously it does blow your mind.. we cant be aloneHuh

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(24-01-2015 12:20 AM)Robjenko Wrote:  Seriously it does blow your mind.. we cant be aloneHuh

There's more chance of me marrying Katy Perry than us being alone in the universe Tongue

Especially when there's at least as many Galaxies in the universe as there are stars in a Galaxy.


If I had to guess I'd say there are several million if not billion other civilizations out there, some more or less advanced than we are but the Universe is incomprehensibly large. 
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Even if there's not other life out there, just the sheer magnitude and scope of it all is staggering. Sometimes I like to just sit under the stars with my vape and play Beethoven's 9th Symphony on my iPod and just marvel at the beauty of the universe. It's incredible. Just looking up and seeing those pinpoints of light, and realizing that each and every one of them is the size of the sun or even bigger (since the sun is a relatively small star). It makes me feel so small, beside such greatness.

And yes, I like classical music Tongue
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(25-01-2015 04:22 AM)Michael Wrote:  Even if there's not other life out there, just the sheer magnitude and scope of it all is staggering. Sometimes I like to just sit under the stars with my vape and play Beethoven's 9th Symphony on my iPod and just marvel at the beauty of the universe. It's incredible. Just looking up and seeing those pinpoints of light, and realizing that each and every one of them is the size of the sun or even bigger (since the sun is a relatively small star). It makes me feel so small, beside such greatness.

And yes, I like classical music Tongue
We wont judge you on your music tasteHuh I like all music if it don't hurt my ears I'm fine with itParty

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Haha I like a little of everything too, probably some of my music would hurt your ears, but I think Beethoven's 9th Symphony is the most beautiful piece ever written. (second place goes to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon lol) 
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Makes you realize just how tiny we are.
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It's incredible it really is awe inspiring. Btw this is something that is also interesting :  

http://htwins.net/scale2/
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