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(NASA)   APOD strikes again. An interactive guide to the scale of the universe. Ya know, the universe IS a very, very big place   (apod.nasa.gov) divider line 88
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2012-03-12 09:50:02 PM
You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
 
2012-03-12 09:55:59 PM
I thought for sure they would have fixed this and added a "your mom" joke at the end since the last time this very same thing was posted a few weeks ago.
 
2012-03-12 09:59:54 PM
Subby, let me introduce you to the Total Perspective Vortex.
 
2012-03-12 10:00:59 PM
This was linked from somewhere else before... but I'm happy to see it again.
 
2012-03-12 10:04:16 PM
Keeping the proton the same size at all scales really downplays how much empty space there really is in an atom.

The diameter of a proton is 10^-15 meters, and the Bohr radius is 5.3*10^-11. In a proper scale it would be like putting a basketball in the center of Rhode Island.
 
2012-03-12 10:04:19 PM
What about beyond the observable universe? Why don't we send Newt Gingrich out there to phone in the details?
 
2012-03-12 10:07:16 PM
If this is a repeat, then I'm glad it came around again so that I could see it.
 
2012-03-12 10:11:05 PM
I got dizzy looking at that one.
 
2012-03-12 10:11:24 PM

Test questions I hate, number one:

Describe the Universe. Give three examples.
 
2012-03-12 10:12:54 PM
Last time Fark linked it I dropped some acid and then look at it zoom in. Spectacular.
 
2012-03-12 10:13:32 PM
It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny...

/Sing along if you know the words!
 
2012-03-12 10:14:57 PM

Descartes: Test questions I hate, number one:

Describe the Universe. Give three examples.


The Universe is big. How big?
1. Really big.
2. See Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
3. My head hurts.
 
2012-03-12 10:27:20 PM
Mmmmmm.......Fairy Cake!
 
2012-03-12 10:37:21 PM
Giant earthworm? WTF
 
2012-03-12 10:42:41 PM
The Gateway Arch is the tallest structure in St. Louis. There is an observation area at the very top, and from it , you can see the Mississippi River.

www.pitch.com
 
2012-03-12 10:42:59 PM
Dear NASA, american tax payers are funding you. Stop using metric.
 
2012-03-12 10:43:29 PM
Time to lose myself in the relative mundanity of a chocolate chip cookie.

/obscure?
 
2012-03-12 10:45:43 PM

John Nash: Giant earthworm? WTF


Link (new window)
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-12 10:49:11 PM
Now I'll NEVER find my keys!
 
2012-03-12 10:53:40 PM

PanicMan: It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny...

/Sing along if you know the words!


We're just tiny little specks about the size of Mickey Rooney!
 
2012-03-12 10:55:51 PM
Makes the importance of wanding a vagina seem absurdly trivial.
 
2012-03-12 10:56:53 PM
Is it sinking in yet?
 
2012-03-12 10:58:29 PM

bgddy24601: PanicMan: It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny...

/Sing along if you know the words!

We're just tiny little specks about the size of Mickey Rooney!


It's big and black and icky
 
2012-03-12 10:58:36 PM
Sense of perspective reestablished.

Things to do:

Hug my kids
Masturbate
Buy a boat
 
2012-03-12 11:02:50 PM

scarmig: Sense of perspective reestablished.

Things to do:

Hug my kids
Masturbate
Buy a boat


I'm hoping you're not doing all three simultaneously.

\Though you might get a better deal on the boat if you buy from the wrong kind of person.
 
2012-03-12 11:06:23 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you are the universe as the bacteria in your colon which help keep you alive are to you.

Seriously - when was the last time you stopped and thanked them?
 
2012-03-12 11:06:43 PM

Descartes: Test questions I hate, number one:

Describe the Universe. Give three examples.


Sketch the development of human thought, estimate its significance. Compare with the development of any other kind of thought.
 
2012-03-12 11:11:02 PM

scalpod: Yeah, yeah, yeah, you are the universe as the bacteria in your colon which help keep you alive are to you.

Seriously - when was the last time you stopped and thanked them?


I ate some sushi for lunch.
 
2012-03-12 11:11:32 PM

Forgot_my_password_again: Dear NASA, american tax payers are funding you. Stop using metric.


They do exactly the thing their supposed to do. The problem isn't the metric system.
 
2012-03-12 11:14:18 PM

SithLord: bgddy24601: PanicMan: It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny...

/Sing along if you know the words!

We're just tiny little specks about the size of Mickey Rooney!

It's big and black and icky


And we are small and dinky.
 
2012-03-12 11:21:32 PM

Ricardo Klement: Makes the importance of wanding a vagina seem absurdly trivial.


Is that some kind of Harry Potter role playing?
 
2012-03-12 11:22:43 PM
Um, is there some sexual repression going on with the "average U.S. house" image?
 
2012-03-12 11:24:14 PM

RogermcAllen: Keeping the proton the same size at all scales really downplays how much empty space there really is in an atom.

The diameter of a proton is 10^-15 meters, and the Bohr radius is 5.3*10^-11. In a proper scale it would be like putting a basketball in the center of Rhode Island.


I've always liked the analogy of a grain of sand set upon the pitcher's mound in a domed stadium.
 
2012-03-12 11:26:34 PM
What's fun is to go from each end of the spectrum on this, from Planck length to the very top, and then go read about things like Graham's Number and other really big number sets. When they start talking about "This number is larger than the total number of Planck volumes in the visible universe, and that's the first term", that's usually when I pee myself a little bit.
 
2012-03-12 11:31:33 PM

Sim Tree: SithLord: bgddy24601: PanicMan: It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny...

/Sing along if you know the words!

We're just tiny little specks about the size of Mickey Rooney!

It's big and black and icky

And we are small and dinky.


It's a big universe and we're not!
static.flickr.com
 
2012-03-12 11:38:13 PM
Are we finally accepting string theory now? Last I heard it was a little silly, but the last time I saw NOVA was a few years ago.
 
2012-03-12 11:50:39 PM
nanokitteh demands to know why he was left out...
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-12 11:57:38 PM
Minecraft World...nice!
 
2012-03-12 11:58:31 PM

Forgot_my_password_again: Dear NASA, american tax payers are funding you. Stop using metric.


Stop using the Latin alphabet then!
 
2012-03-12 11:59:40 PM

kikaku: nanokitteh demands to know why he was left out...
[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x460]


Too nanocute to be detected. We can haz more precise instrumentz?
 
2012-03-13 12:02:57 AM
you haven't seen anything yet...
 
2012-03-13 12:15:45 AM

Forgot_my_password_again: Dear NASA, american tax payers are funding you. Stop using metric.


How many hogshead does it take to complete the Kessel Run?
 
2012-03-13 12:21:50 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-13 12:33:31 AM
Fails because it didn't include other deminisions
 
2012-03-13 12:36:33 AM

But Wait There's More: [i.imgur.com image 640x420]


LOL
 
2012-03-13 12:37:30 AM
I lol'ed when I noticed this...

fubegra.net
 
2012-03-13 12:51:44 AM
Wow. That was awesome. Thanks subby for posting.

Glad to know that jeebus and his dad created ALL of that only for us so that we could be here on Fark arguing about birth control and complaining that the other Chevy Suburbans in the church parking lot are so much newer and nicer than ours.
 
2012-03-13 12:55:25 AM

scalpod: kikaku: nanokitteh demands to know why he was left out...
[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x460]

Too nanocute to be detected. We can haz more precise instrumentz?


hehe, i see that:
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-13 01:13:11 AM
The universe is unimaginably vast - both in space and time; but it is just one such bubble in one fleck of foam at the crest of a wave on an endless, restless sea.
 
2012-03-13 01:40:16 AM

Mr. Potatoass: The Gateway Arch is the tallest structure in St. Louis. There is an observation area at the very top, and from it , you can see the Mississippi River.

[www.pitch.com image 325x214]


OMG. It's TRUE!

i.imgur.com
 
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