Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

200,000 Galaxies in one image.

Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭ chin_grin


    Now, name them. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    Remember, it was all created just for us.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 34,823 ✭✭✭✭ smash


    But can you find wally?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    chin_grin wrote: »
    Now, name them. :pac:
    Most galaxies are named Tom or Philip.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,346 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    "I think I can see my house from here" - Cameraman


  • Advertisement
  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭ chin_grin


    ScumLord wrote: »
    Most galaxies are named Tom or Philip.

    How Ian-teresting.


  • Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 12,739 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cournioni


    chin_grin wrote: »
    Now, name them. :pac:

    Mmm, Milky Way...
    milky_way.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭ chin_grin


    smash wrote: »
    But can you find wally?

    With this link......?

    http://gizmodo.com/5895478/the-best-way-to-find-waldo-is-with-a-computer


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,791 JJJJNR


    I prefer the hubble one far more interesting.

    hudf-thumb-500x537-73354.jpeg

    But this video tops it, imagine they are all galaxies ! we are so tiny.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭ krudler


    Its mind blowing how insignificant we are, we're a speck on a speck in the universe, we may as well not even exist.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭ Pique


    krudler wrote: »
    Its mind blowing how insignificant we are, we're a speck on a speck in the universe, we may as well not even exist.

    Speak for yourself :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,012 ✭✭✭ Plazaman


    From that picture, I think I left the immersion on :(

    Damn !


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,506 shizz


    Pique wrote: »
    Speak for yourself :)

    Whether you like it or not, he's right. Although we are an amazing by-product of the Universe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    smash wrote: »
    But can you find wally?

    http://omg.wthax.org/Wheres_Wally_smaller.jpg

    There you go. Now find him!

    <<
    >>


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    krudler wrote: »
    Its mind blowing how insignificant we are, we're a speck on a speck in the universe, we may as well not even exist.
    You clearly haven't read the bible then. All those galaxies where put there so we'd have something pretty to look at if we had to get up during the night. It will probably all be phased out now that we have TV and the internet.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,972 ✭✭✭✭ Praetorian Saighdiuir


    I can see my house!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,468 ✭✭✭ Evil Phil


    seamus wrote: »
    Remember, it was all created just for us.

    For an average of 77 years per person, then we go somewhere even better (if we've behaved that is).


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭ Hal1


    I like these from teh european southern observatory.
    http://www.eso.org/public/images/ they offer different res versions of each image and raw. Pretty dam impressive quality too. Here's one from teh ALMA site in Peru: http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/screen/potw1108a.jpg .


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ yuppies


    Remember as well that each of those galaxies can contain hundreds of billions of stars... we can't even get our heads around the thought of one galaxy, never mind billions...

    I don't know about anyone else, but the more insignificant humans are in the grand scale of the things, the more I like it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,835 ✭✭✭ KilOit


    yuppies wrote: »
    Remember as well that each of those galaxies can contain hundreds of billions of stars... we can't even get our heads around the thought of one galaxy, never mind billions...

    I don't know about anyone else, but the more insignificant humans are in the grand scale of the things, the more I like it!

    I rather not think about it, my mind does somersaults when i try to comprehend the vastness of the universe, billions of galaxies each with billions of stars like our sun with planets each orbiting them, you're talking trillions of planets, just can't imagine how much life they're must be out there. how can any sane person think we're alone in the universe :rolleyes:


  • Advertisement
  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    KilOit wrote: »
    how can any sane person think we're alone in the universe :rolleyes:

    Sounds like heresy to me, I hope you like fire :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    tumblr_kx4xu0GvF61qznd83o1_400.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,837 TanG411


    It's crazy how God created all that space, and put us on a tiny planet.

    Only joking obviously. It's difficult to comprehend all that space. There's so much out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭ Hal1


    If the bible said 'In the beginning, god created FTL travel and on the 7th day he went into hyper sleep' then I might have paid some attention to it :pac:.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,503 ✭✭✭ Reg'stoy


    Found this on the BBC news website, tried out the link in the article well worth a visit.


Advertisement