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18-10-2019, 20:24   #256
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The Milky Way is 53,000 light years across. The largest galaxy is 2 million light years across. There are billions and billions of galaxies. If our planet is unique, it won't be when the Sun explodes.
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18-10-2019, 20:30   #257
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Stephen Hawking said it's a bad idea to be sending signals to ALIENS in to space.

Reckoned we might get our asses kicked.

I think there is some merit in the argument to be fair.
Gotta watch out for that Berserker Probe
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What is the difference between unique and incredibly unique?
One's an over-exaggeration.






See what I did there?
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What is the difference between unique and incredibly unique?
If I have the only pair of bulletproof undercacks on earth, it's unique.

If I have the only pair of bulletproof undercacks in a universe with no evidence of a pair of bulletproof undercacks ever existing, where bulletproof undercacks are also, mysteriously, outlawed, it's incredibly unique.
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Irrefutable proof that aliens DO exist.
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Read the link if you like. Don't if you don't. I care not.
I read it already a long time ago. Long before this thread. If you don't care, why did you bother to post it?

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I worked out that blue dot, 200 light years across is approx 1172 trillion miles. That little speck is that big, and it's literally a speck in our known understanding of the universe*. That just boggles the mind! I do like the coin analagy above!

*Does that picture even show what we know, or is it a guess and it could be so much bigger or smaller?
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19-10-2019, 06:14   #263
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*Does that picture even show what we know, or is it a guess and it could be so much bigger or smaller?
thats just an impression of our galaxy, which is just one of somewhere around a hundred thousand million galaxies in the visible universe, which may only be the tiniest fraction of the actual universe, if we could ever know it all....


heres an actual visualisation of the Milky Way, as we know it


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That's just the Milky Way... Mindsplosion! Bloody hell.
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Incredibly detailed and beautiful view of the heart of the Crab Nebula, where a powerful pulsar resides. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, now approaching its 30 anniversary.

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Trappist-1 - a dim red dwarf star 40 light years away.

First they found one terrestrial (rocky, potentially earth like) planet orbiting the star...then they found seven terrestrial planets transiting the star!




Google did a doodle about it



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I concur!
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Meteorite caught on camera in Poznan, Poland. Doesn't mention the date, presume last night.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offb...land-1.4132805

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