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Scale of the Universe 2
Skeeve
This is an amazing project put together by two 14 year old twin brothers.

http://htwins.net...

I'm at work, but will try to embed this in the thread later. Visit the link, it doesn't dissappoint.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
seeker
So much for my ego.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
catman
Wow! That is amazing. I have an Isaac Asimov book which covers units of size like that (along with those of time and temperature), but it's fascianting to have a visual! I agree...my ego is thoroughly deflated. Well, almost.
 
Skeeve
This always reminds me of "God". When theists talk about their particular deity, as I did when I had religion, they only seem to picture "God" as overseeing our solar system. The scope of the universe is just too great for puny gods like Yahweh or Allah or whomever.

I think these types of displays and videos that show the truly remarkable expanse of space that our tiny planet inhabits helps with debunking the creator god myths.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
Max
I remember this, really a fantastic little flash game. I found this, and thought many of you might be interested. It's a combination of countless images of the milky way compiled into one, so you can see billions of stars. You can zoom in quite far to see just how many there are.

http://djer.roe.a...vgps5.html
 
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