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Offline Rymdolov

The scale of the Universe!
« on: February 11, 2012, 12:16:59 AM »
I found this really cool site where you can zoom through the universe, from the smallest to the largest known objects and see the relative size of things. It's hard to explain what it looks like, but it's awesome, and our favourite star is included, so check it out!

http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 08:53:30 AM by sisko »

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 12:33:29 AM »
That is pretty mind-blowing...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 01:14:16 PM »
I had to pass that link to Buster's Aunt, and she says "Wow... The universe is way bigger than a basketball.... Very beautiful!"

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 01:35:45 PM »
there's no way the universe is bigger than a basketball!  >:( (i'm watching Lakers@Celtics right now)  ::)
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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 04:49:05 AM »
That reminds me of the variables in the formula for the universe!

Lots of US places on there, I'm like, "I don't even know how big that is!". Minecraft world. XD Very cool.

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 06:50:56 PM »
I just sent the link to Buster's Gramma...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 04:14:52 PM »
Funny timing - the link now redirects, so I'd sent my mom to 4chan!!!

Z. O. M. G.  Fortunately, she didn't go in...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 04:36:41 AM »
Wow, nice catch...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 02:12:26 PM »
Let's find out where this sends Mom...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 03:53:09 AM »
It's like the Universe doesn't want Buster's Gramma to know how big it is; the link worked fine for me, but won't load for her...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 04:41:08 PM »
That is a very cool link. I'll have to bookmark it and send it to some folks, as I found it one day with stumbleupon, but forgot to bookmark it so I could show others.

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2012, 02:50:07 PM »
http://www.scaleofuniverse.com/

Not as nice as the original, but I stumbled ove3r essentially the same thing...

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Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 03:58:58 PM »
http://htwins.net/scale2/

This is the one we had earlier. :) My Dad got me to hunt it down!

Re: The scale of the Universe!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 12:42:26 AM »
Geez thanks for making me feel small!

 

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