Another cosmic zoom video

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Post by makc » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:23 pm

larger than you'll ever imagine
an interesting question about human imagination, btw. try to imagine two balls with radius of one N times more than radius of other. what maximum of N can you achieve?

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Post by bystander » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:47 pm

Douglas Adams wrote:The simple truth is that interstellar distances will not fit into the human imagination.

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Re: Another cosmic zoom video

Post by makc » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:47 am

I keep digging this thread out to post another video once in a while, but today it's better - interactive flash animation (comes with ads but wth) here.

p.s. how come this is not linked to/from here?

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Re: Another cosmic zoom video

Post by makc » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:47 pm

and another one:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
this subject never gets old, does it.

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Post by wonderboy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:24 pm

Gutted, youtube is filtered at my work so I can't partake. Someone tell me what the videos are about :( IN DETAIL. :P
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Re: Another cosmic zoom video

Post by makc » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:37 pm

IN DETAIL
it says it would take 1100 years to fly around biggest star at 900km/h

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Re: Another cosmic zoom video

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Post by Beyond » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:06 pm

Hey makc, 4-thumbs up for that star size comparison video. It helps our feeble brains try to grasp just how big things can get. It might help if they make the pinpoint that is Earth a little bit brighter so we can see it better, but it sure is some comparison!!
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