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2013-01-19 08:14:36 PM  
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I feel pretty insignificant relative to other people on this continent on earth. Looking at that picture there are no words to describe how meaningless my worries are. I'm a speck of dust on a speck of dust on a speck of dust ad infinitum.
2013-01-19 02:04:59 PM  
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2013-01-19 01:43:42 PM  
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So, whatcha doing today?

Forget I asked, because after you click on this link, your day will be gone. Poof! Vanished, since you will find yourself buried in a magnificent, massive of the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

And when I say massive, I mean it's friggin' HUGE: 24,000 x 14,000 pixels! That's a total of a staggering 330 million pixels. It's a combination of three images (one each in red, green, and blue to produce a true-color final product), so it's actually-and I can't believe I'm typing this-the combination of a billion pixels of information.

Did I mention it's zoomable and scannable? No? Well, there goes your day.

"You Are Here."
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