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    Default relative sizes of things in our known universe...

    the smallest items known in the universe, all the way to largest. this stuff is freakin awesome... here are 2 links.

    http://scaleofuniverse.com/

    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html
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    Default Re: relative sizes of things in our known universe...

    I like the updated version of that. It's nice that it gets updated as we discover more things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_stilgar View Post
    I like the updated version of that. It's nice that it gets updated as we discover more things.
    yeah, pretty cool, right?
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    Default Re: relative sizes of things in our known universe...

    I've seen that and similar things before, but it still blows my mind. Makes it seem funny how big of a deal we humans generally think we are.

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    There was a Youtube video that showed that
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    There was a Youtube video that showed that
    yeah, it was trippy too.... =P i think you are referencing the one i saw a half a year ago, by the American Museum of Natural History...

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    One of my favorite pictures has always been the one that starts with something smaller than humans, goes through a handful of mammals/ dinasaurs, planets, stars... through Sirius etc. It's like a long picture. I used to have it saved but now I can't find it. Great for putting things into perspective.
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    I've seen similar things before but it is never any less amazing. Thanks for the links!

    93 billion light years? That seems pretty far...I wonder just how far that is exact-- *head explodes*
    I'll procrastinate tomorrow.

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    I love stuff like this. The interactive one is cool, never seen the vid though before. Worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mDust View Post
    I've seen similar things before but it is never any less amazing. Thanks for the links!

    93 billion light years? That seems pretty far...I wonder just how far that is exact-- *head explodes*
    93 billion years away if you traveled the speed of light (give or take)

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