APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:29 pm

nirvana wrote:amazing thing is that we can see how a thing was 12 billion years ago but have no clue how they look now or what they are.....surely they not have vanished,, they must be some where in some other form.....so of universe is much bigger than what we can ever see.....each passing moment we are getting away from each other,,,,,,,its so lovely which i could whole universe :(
In most cases, we have a very good idea what the things we see in their earlier stages must look like today. When we see a "primitive" galaxy, we can assume it probably looks very much today as a nearby galaxy with similar mass appears. Some objects we can safely assume no longer exist at all. In most cases, we can estimate where they are now (which may be outside the observable Universe).

It's like watching an old movie with a child in it. While you can't say for certain what that child looks like today, or where it is, you can make reasonable assumptions.
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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by MargaritaMc » Wed May 15, 2013 6:05 pm

I've only just discovered this on browsing through the archives.
:shock: :shock: :shock:
Plus :clap: :clap: and :thumb_up:
is just about all I can say.

There orta be somewhere on Asterisk* where fantastic resources like this are 'pinned' for ready access. Possibly in the Learning and Resources section?

An humble proposal... :!: :wink:
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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by The Doctor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:44 pm

Because this interactive universe scale shows the Minecraft world, why does it not have Galifrey The planet from Doctor Who which has been around for much longer. Perhaps maybe some planets from Star Trek as well?

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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by Nitpicker » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:44 pm

neufer wrote:I recommend NASA or ESA sending a space probe out to Russell's teapot to settle this issue once and for all!
That was my favourite too, neufer.

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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by gg171167 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:57 am

the phospholipid example is supposed to be 1x10^-9 not 9.

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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by Rauf » Sun Jul 02, 2023 4:05 pm

bystander wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:14 am
discoseizures wrote:Hello, I really found this beautiful. I would like to share this by pinning the site to http://www.pinterest.com, but cannot because there is not a recogNizable image on the homescreen. Any way to add one?
Since it is a flash app, you can try pinning it as a video. Or you could try Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on facebook. There is a screen print posted there.
It says now that I need a newer version of flash. I know Chrome doesn't support Flash players anymore, but is there a way to get the file?

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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 02, 2023 4:14 pm

Rauf wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 4:05 pm
bystander wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:14 am
discoseizures wrote:Hello, I really found this beautiful. I would like to share this by pinning the site to http://www.pinterest.com, but cannot because there is not a recogNizable image on the homescreen. Any way to add one?
Since it is a flash app, you can try pinning it as a video. Or you could try Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on facebook. There is a screen print posted there.
It says now that I need a newer version of flash. I know Chrome doesn't support Flash players anymore, but is there a way to get the file?
https://htwins.net/scale2/
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Re: APOD: The Scale of the Universe Interactive (2012 Mar 12

Post by Rauf » Mon Jul 03, 2023 6:03 am

Chris Peterson wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 4:14 pm
Rauf wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 4:05 pm
bystander wrote: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:14 am
Since it is a flash app, you can try pinning it as a video. Or you could try Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on facebook. There is a screen print posted there.
It says now that I need a newer version of flash. I know Chrome doesn't support Flash players anymore, but is there a way to get the file?
https://htwins.net/scale2/
Thanks Chris!