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2012-01-05 10:30:04 PM  
This was correctly reported as a repeat of 4864096, but this is a really cool link and so I'm going to let this one stand.
 
2012-01-06 01:28:33 AM  
one word : awesome.

Thanks for sharing this
 
2012-01-06 05:43:14 AM  
do ye not understand headline voting ?
19 clicks and I was only one to click up or down and
i am not even tteh subby..but of course you all downlaoded
that 555mb mov film while it was there, i know. hehe
 
2012-01-06 09:42:48 AM  
tvmedia.ign.com
 
2012-01-06 10:39:13 AM  
That's what I call a pull-back.

/seriously awesome though

/did I see the Deathstar?
 
2012-01-06 11:12:51 AM  
I felt and still do feel, terrifyingly small.
 
2012-01-06 11:41:32 AM  

Unfreakable: This was correctly reported as a repeat of 4864096, but this is a really cool link and so I'm going to let this one stand.


glad you did
 
2012-01-06 11:49:26 AM  
These always make me feel so microscopically minuscule!

As an atheist, it always makes me wonder why none of the holy texts had anything to say about this.....

oh shiat....now I probably started something.....sorry!!!!!!
 
2012-01-06 11:54:37 AM  
Seems like an appropriate thread to dust off my old username again.
 
2012-01-06 12:19:39 PM  
WARNING: Do not try to observe the video without this handy roadmap:
www.nasa.gov
We're in the bright spot next to the other bright spot
 
2012-01-06 12:23:35 PM  
now where the hell are my car keys?
 
2012-01-06 12:24:40 PM  
It was good. It reminded me a short film from the late 70s.

Powers of 10 (new window)
 
2012-01-06 12:28:14 PM  
I just checked the archived thread. I see Romulox beat me to it.
 
2012-01-06 12:42:45 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: I just checked the archived thread. I see Romulox beat me to it.


That's okay, his original link broke, so it's nice to see that one again.
 
2012-01-06 12:43:23 PM  
"I think nature's imagination is SO much greater than man's. It's never going to let us relax."
 
2012-01-06 01:36:42 PM  
that is just to god damn big...
 
2012-01-06 01:38:56 PM  
I was hoping at the end they'd keep zooming all the way into a snowy, wind-swept mountain slope where a Tibetan man was savagely beating his wife with an icicle.

You know, just to put it all in perspective.
 
2012-01-06 01:40:11 PM  

JeffMD: that is just to god damn big...


I agree. We need to destroy it to give ourselves a more favorable sense of proportion.
 
2012-01-06 02:17:52 PM  

Unfreakable: This was correctly reported as a repeat of 4864096, but this is a really cool link and so I'm going to let this one stand.


Dec 2009? Some people must have a lot of free time to dig around the archives to find a link 2 years old and report it.

Thanks for letting it slide because I sure didn't remember seeing it the first time.
 
2012-01-06 02:24:08 PM  

crzybtch: These always make me feel so microscopically minuscule!

As an atheist, it always makes me wonder why none of the holy texts had anything to say about this.....

oh shiat....now I probably started something.....sorry!!!!!!


trollfail
 
2012-01-06 02:24:43 PM  
Glad they labeled Planet Earth after pointing out Tibet or I would have really been lost... always thought Tibet was somewhere in Uranus
 
2012-01-06 02:26:17 PM  
this video should be required viewing for every human on the planet
 
2012-01-06 02:32:23 PM  

TheMega: Glad they labeled Planet Earth after pointing out Tibet or I would have really been lost... always thought Tibet was somewhere in Uranus



PIG!!!
 
2012-01-06 02:46:25 PM  
Reminds me of this: http://www.scaleoftheuniverse.com/. Not a video, but an interactive thing that lets you slide from planck length up to the whole universe.
 
2012-01-06 02:51:10 PM  
Stellar.
 
2012-01-06 02:54:24 PM  

agsfark: crzybtch: These always make me feel so microscopically minuscule!

As an atheist, it always makes me wonder why none of the holy texts had anything to say about this.....

oh shiat....now I probably started something.....sorry!!!!!!

trollfail


I agree, that was a fail. But it's interesting to consider that all of our "holy texts" say nothing more than exactly what humans knew about the world at that time.

For all their grand predictions about the afterlife, and heaven, and hell, and how we should treat women, and not cut our beards or wear certain kind of fabrics... why do no "holy texts" simply state that the earth is round, or the sun is the center of the Universe, or that there are other planets, etc.? They're as exactly ignorant about the universe as humans were at that time.
 
2012-01-06 02:59:04 PM  
Interesting...apparently we are the center of the universe, afterall
 
2012-01-06 03:28:53 PM  
Slow Life by Super Furry Animals happened to start at the same time as the video. Nice and trippy.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-06 04:07:53 PM  
Just bought a nice entry-level 5" reflector telescope. Can't wait.

I had a cheap department store refractor when I was younger but didn't really take care of it.
 
2012-01-06 04:19:16 PM  
And to think it was all made for us in 6 days by a jealous dude who cares who you sleep with...
 
2012-01-06 05:26:40 PM  
www.trevoroldak.com
 
2012-01-06 07:08:25 PM  
Interesting that the Rubin was involved in this. Buddhists are much better at dealing with the immensity of the universe than us Presbyterians.
 
2012-01-06 07:44:51 PM  
i189.photobucket.com

Meh....
 
2012-01-06 07:54:45 PM  
Wow, the Universe is huge - and I lost my keys there somewhere.
 
2012-01-06 08:24:21 PM  

dennysgod: Unfreakable: This was correctly reported as a repeat of 4864096, but this is a really cool link and so I'm going to let this one stand.

Dec 2009? Some people must have a lot of free time to dig around the archives to find a link 2 years old and report it.

Thanks for letting it slide because I sure didn't remember seeing it the first time.


No need to search, I remember it from then.

Also glad Unfreakable let it slide.
 
2012-01-06 08:25:16 PM  
The only reasonable conclusion is that humans are like a drunk uncle at a wedding. God stuck us on one planet in the corner so we wouldn't bother the other guests.
 
2012-01-06 08:30:27 PM  

DeltaPunch: agsfark: crzybtch: These always make me feel so microscopically minuscule!

As an atheist, it always makes me wonder why none of the holy texts had anything to say about this.....

oh shiat....now I probably started something.....sorry!!!!!!

trollfail

I agree, that was a fail. But it's interesting to consider that all of our "holy texts" say nothing more than exactly what humans knew about the world at that time.

For all their grand predictions about the afterlife, and heaven, and hell, and how we should treat women, and not cut our beards or wear certain kind of fabrics... why do no "holy texts" simply state that the earth is round, or the sun is the center of the Universe, or that there are other planets, etc.? They're as exactly ignorant about the universe as humans were at that time.


What were you expecting from a bunch of ignorant, superstitious primitives?
 
2012-01-06 08:36:21 PM  

bobfloyd: DeltaPunch: agsfark: crzybtch: These always make me feel so microscopically minuscule!

As an atheist, it always makes me wonder why none of the holy texts had anything to say about this.....

oh shiat....now I probably started something.....sorry!!!!!!

trollfail

I agree, that was a fail. But it's interesting to consider that all of our "holy texts" say nothing more than exactly what humans knew about the world at that time.

For all their grand predictions about the afterlife, and heaven, and hell, and how we should treat women, and not cut our beards or wear certain kind of fabrics... why do no "holy texts" simply state that the earth is round, or the sun is the center of the Universe, or that there are other planets, etc.? They're as exactly ignorant about the universe as humans were at that time.

What were you expecting from a bunch of ignorant, superstitious primitives?


Exactly.
 
2012-01-06 09:49:37 PM  

DeltaPunch: I was hoping at the end they'd keep zooming all the way into a snowy, wind-swept mountain slope where a Tibetan man was savagely beating his wife with an icicle.

You know, just to put it all in perspective.


Wow... thanks seriously. I laughed way too hard at that. heheheheh
 
2012-01-06 09:55:39 PM  

AshCampbell: I felt and still do feel, terrifyingly small.


This. A thousand times over.
 
2012-01-06 10:23:00 PM  
the beginning of Contact was better
 
2012-01-06 10:38:50 PM  
Can we have your liver then?
 
2012-01-06 11:30:33 PM  

smrtone: Can we have your liver then?


Winner

/you don't want my liver
 
2012-01-07 12:12:10 AM  
Somewhere out there, a small nuclear war is being fought on the backside of a robot.
 
2012-01-07 12:28:28 AM  

Nuno311: DeltaPunch: I was hoping at the end they'd keep zooming all the way into a snowy, wind-swept mountain slope where a Tibetan man was savagely beating his wife with an icicle.

You know, just to put it all in perspective.

Wow... thanks seriously. I laughed way too hard at that. heheheheh


meh, i was hoping someone would ;)
 
2012-01-07 12:48:16 AM  
Between this and the Iowa caucuses I have learned much this week.

God is an all powerful creator of a vast and amazing universe... and His greatest concern is that some humans in America might put their peepees somewhere others don't approve of... except in the middle east where he's more concerned with bowing, attire, and eating habits.

/Release the Santorum!!!
 
2012-01-07 08:30:19 AM  
When did we get a repeat tag?
 
2012-01-07 10:09:30 AM  
But what about the Bible?
 
2012-01-07 10:42:58 AM  
as the Milky Way receeds


receeds??? Seriously? On a museum website???
 
2012-01-07 03:45:30 PM  
As awesome as this is, it's also depressing. We'll never discover and interact with life on other planets because of the distances involved.
 
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