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(Daily Mail)   Astronomers release largest 3D map of universe ever created (w/ video)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 44
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2012-08-08 07:24:02 PM
I think I saw my house.
 
2012-08-08 07:55:18 PM
Just watch. The first thing somebody will do is fold it wrong.
 
2012-08-08 08:13:05 PM
i.imgur.com

Nothing but hilarity will come from this.
 
2012-08-08 08:19:31 PM

phlegmmo: I think I saw my house.


Weird. I was going to post that as well, but about my house, not yours. That would be weird.

I can't see how this is anything close to accurate. Only the things that are extremely close to our vantage point can we say with any certainty still look the way they do. Most of this 3D model is of the universe as it looked from our tiny blue dot at a pretty well fixed moment of time. None of the stuff far out there looks anything like what we are seeing anymore.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:48 PM
...but the universe is only 6,000 years old.
 
2012-08-08 09:11:15 PM
Astronomers release largest 3D map of universe ever created (w/ video)

The scale is 1:1.
 
2012-08-08 09:12:05 PM
Where ringworld, where?
 
2012-08-08 09:13:10 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The scale is 1:1.


Goddammit. I was going to make a 1:1 joke.
 
2012-08-08 09:15:25 PM
Each one of those fuzzy spots is made up of billions of stars. Most of which probably have numerous planets orbiting them, each with the possibility of life on it.

Mind. Blown.
 
2012-08-08 09:17:11 PM

Old enough to know better: Each one of those fuzzy spots is made up of billions of stars. Most of which probably have numerous planets orbiting them, each with the possibility of life on it.

Mind. Blown.


I just read that in Carl Sagan's voice.
 
2012-08-08 09:17:59 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: phlegmmo: I think I saw my house.

Weird. I was going to post that as well, but about my house, not yours. That would be weird.

I can't see how this is anything close to accurate. Only the things that are extremely close to our vantage point can we say with any certainty still look the way they do. Most of this 3D model is of the universe as it looked from our tiny blue dot at a pretty well fixed moment of time. None of the stuff far out there looks anything like what we are seeing anymore.


It could be something close to accurate, possibly, if you look at it as a map of a 4D slice of the universe from our vantage point outwards.
 
2012-08-08 09:18:07 PM
I live a B6...
 
2012-08-08 09:24:28 PM

AngryPoet: I live a B6...


You sank my battleship!
 
2012-08-08 09:26:43 PM
That's gonna take a while to 3D print out. Better make some tea.
 
2012-08-08 09:33:31 PM
And to think, they got all that from a single piece of fairy cake.
 
2012-08-08 09:34:11 PM
Total Perspective Vortex--the Home Game.
 
2012-08-08 09:36:53 PM
I started watching it but Megan Fox's boobs were in the sidebar. How did it end?
 
2012-08-08 09:51:04 PM
 
2012-08-08 09:57:49 PM
Anyone know if I can update my cars GPS with that?
 
2012-08-08 10:01:29 PM
Call me back when they build one that's full scale.
 
2012-08-08 10:03:43 PM
How much would the relative positions of the galaxies change in the time required for the camera to cover the distance it moved in the video?
 
2012-08-08 10:17:41 PM
Utterly astonishing. Incredible work.
 
2012-08-08 10:25:09 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: phlegmmo: I think I saw my house.

Weird. I was going to post that as well, but about my house, not yours. That would be weird.

I can't see how this is anything close to accurate. Only the things that are extremely close to our vantage point can we say with any certainty still look the way they do. Most of this 3D model is of the universe as it looked from our tiny blue dot at a pretty well fixed moment of time. None of the stuff far out there looks anything like what we are seeing anymore.


Sure, time has passed, but galaxies and groups/clusters of galaxies evolve on *very* long timescales. For example, a spiral galaxy in this movie will still be a spiral galaxy billions of years from now, unless it's actually interacting with another galaxy in this video. This is all data from a relatively small ground-based telescope, so anything that's resolved is no more than a few billion light years away.

Plus it looks awesome...so just enjoy it:)
 
2012-08-08 10:25:20 PM
I swear that video had an ad within an ad.
 
2012-08-08 10:29:07 PM

Nem Wan: How much would the relative positions of the galaxies change in the time required for the camera to cover the distance it moved in the video?


That would depend on the speed of the camera:) At the speed of light, it wouldn't really be noticeable...random velocities of galaxies are usually a few hundred km/s, not accounting for the expansion of the Universe, the light is a factor of 1000 times faster.
 
2012-08-08 10:38:35 PM
I have a larger one to sell you, great deal, sold 3 last week for twice as much
 
2012-08-08 10:44:04 PM
FTA: A still from the incredible 3D flythough video of the universe released today. The feather-like parts of the image are stars which swoop by viewers as the video unfolds.

No dumbass. Those aren't stars, those are galaxies, each composing of hundreds of billions of stars.
 
2012-08-08 10:54:06 PM

Rossi_84: I have a larger one to sell you, great deal, sold 3 last week for twice as much


I'm not buying your mom when she's free on Wednesdays
 
2012-08-08 11:04:45 PM
For a real 3D effect, when the galaxies are moving to the left, cover your left eye with a dark lens. And when to the right, cover your right eye. Keep both eyes open of course.

Pulfrich Effect
 
2012-08-08 11:18:42 PM

Counter_Intelligent: The All-Powerful Atheismo: The scale is 1:1.

Goddammit. I was going to make a 1:1 joke.

a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
screw you all off!

/I was going to make that joke
 
2012-08-08 11:26:29 PM
And WHAT IF our universe is all contained in a single atom on someone else's fingernail?!?
 
2012-08-08 11:35:53 PM

Nuclear Monk: And WHAT IF our universe is all contained in a single atom on someone else's fingernail?!?


It's turtles all the way down.
 
2012-08-08 11:56:23 PM

Maechyll: Nuclear Monk: And WHAT IF our universe is all contained in a single atom on someone else's fingernail?!?

It's turtles all the way down.


Not true. There's a shark at the bottom eating the turtles. I know...I happen to be wearing a T-Shirt right this moment that illustrates this.

/why are you peeking into my window right now?
 
2012-08-09 12:15:41 AM

Nuclear Monk: Not true. There's a shark at the bottom eating the turtles. I know...I happen to be wearing a T-Shirt right this moment that illustrates this.


Sorry, but the shark is allegory--not meant to be taken literally.

Nuclear Monk: /why are you peeking into my window right now?


Yeah, well close the damn drapes, wiseguy. ; )
 
2012-08-09 12:22:40 AM

Nuclear Monk: Not true. There's a shark at the bottom eating the turtles. I know...I happen to be wearing a T-Shirt right this moment that illustrates this.


Also--where might one procure such a fine shirt?
 
2012-08-09 12:33:28 AM

loonatic112358: Where ringworld, where?


I've been searching for a yellow dwarf approx 200 ly from Sol, but no such luck so far. Just chunks of the Titanomachina fleet.

Also, I would love to somehow mod this into a 4x game. DAMN YOU SAKKRA!
 
2012-08-09 02:18:19 AM

moralpanic: FTA: A still from the incredible 3D flythough video of the universe released today. The feather-like parts of the image are stars which swoop by viewers as the video unfolds.

No dumbass. Those aren't stars, those are galaxies, each composing of hundreds of billions of stars.


Are you Rick?
 
2012-08-09 03:17:08 AM

Maechyll: Nuclear Monk: Not true. There's a shark at the bottom eating the turtles. I know...I happen to be wearing a T-Shirt right this moment that illustrates this.

Also--where might one procure such a fine shirt?


Is this close enough?
 
2012-08-09 05:49:51 AM

1) Whoa.

2) It's fantastic to see the clumps, filaments, and clusters in that fly-through. It gives a sense of scale, and a sense of the incredible forces at work.

3) DO NOT SUBMIT SCIENCE STORIES FROM THE DAILY FAIL:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-09 06:50:51 AM

Maechyll: Nuclear Monk: Not true. There's a shark at the bottom eating the turtles. I know...I happen to be wearing a T-Shirt right this moment that illustrates this.

Also--where might one procure such a fine shirt?



I got it from Topatoco.com, but they have sadly removed it from their inventory and no longer acknowledge it ever existed:(
 
2012-08-09 07:58:28 AM
I SEE WHAT SUBBY DID THERE

/it works on so many levels
 
2012-08-09 08:00:04 AM

100 Watt Walrus: 3) DO NOT SUBMIT SCIENCE STORIES FROM THE DAILY FAIL:


they're not stars? they're not galactic nebulae full of stars, at the least?

/small-minded people problems
 
2012-08-09 09:46:51 AM

100 Watt Walrus: 1) Whoa.

2) It's fantastic to see the clumps, filaments, and clusters in that fly-through. It gives a sense of scale, and a sense of the incredible forces at work.

3) DO NOT SUBMIT SCIENCE STORIES FROM THE DAILY FAIL:


Technically, galaxies are full of stars. Therefore, even as I hate to admit it, the Daily Fail is unfortunately in the right. At least partially. Though most of the time, they are mostly wrong, never almost right.
 
2012-08-09 08:52:07 PM
Baryogenesis & Nuclear Monk:

Thanks, guys--much appreciated.
 
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