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A little bit of perspective on size. Big is relative.

 
 
Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 08:18 pm
This video does a good job at putting the size of our planet in perspective.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 09:52 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Wow.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:16 pm
@ossobuco,
nice i embedded that on my myspace page for my friends. lol

i r teacher thru myspacez.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:16 pm
@OGIONIK,
do you go to reddit robert?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:20 pm
@OGIONIK,
They are one of my many RSS feeds.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:31 pm
@Robert Gentel,
But...who really needs a star that big? I mean...what would you DO with it?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:44 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Cool Robert. Have you ever found one adequately shows just how much empty space there is in the solar system and between different stars systems?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:53 pm
@hingehead,
Yeah, but as you may imagine it doesn't fit on your screen:

http://www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem/index.html

I've always liked the "Thousand Yard Model" using a peppercorn to put the distance into perspective.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 04:05 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Hey thanks for the link, that is so cool!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 04:09 pm
"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space."

according to the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2008 11:16 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Here's an image showing the relative sizes of planets and stars:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/llamaboy2/mwuzwh.jpg
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