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Education Just incase you thought the Earth was big

Discussion in 'General' started by UncertainGod, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Via the wonderful mind of Mr. Stephen Fry's twitter.

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  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    To quote the sadly departed:

    "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemists, but that's just peanuts to space."

    Nice find, UG. :thumb:
     
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  3. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    Seen it before but I still find it cool +rep.
     
  4. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    I'd like to see it a (very) hi res showing all of them in one pic, still awesome though.
     
  5. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Stephen Fry is awesome.
     
  6. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    "Space is not only stranger then we imagine, it is stranger then we can imagine."

    Trust Stephen Fry to put up a great image.
     
  7. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    Stephen Fry was the perfect voice for the Guide. When I read the books, I now hear his voice.
     
  8. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    Look... Stephen Fry is folk-hero and a British institution, and all that.... But he is not Peter Jones. Peter Jones is THE BOOK. Stephen Fry merely did a voice over on a recent film.
     
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  9. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    QFT. :thumb:

    Same goes for Stephen Moore voice of a certain android. Alan Rickman merely did a voice over on a recent film. ;)

    [edit]Oops. David Learner was in the suit, it was Stephen who was the voice :duh:
     
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  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Rep++ to both of you. So true.
     
  11. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I got an gif about that. Its pretty big so takes a while to load

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  12. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    VY Canis Major F-T-W.
     
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    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    I've brought my towel, all is well.
     
  14. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Awesome pics :clap:

    That first pic could be photoshopped into a single scaled image, but it wouldn't be that accurate, just from how small most of the planets are at the start of each stage.

    I know it would have to be fcuking huge, but it would be really cool to see a large single scaled image, showing these planets and big stars... anyone got a pic? :naughty:
     
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    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    That is really cool. These also make me feel insignificant! Love that second video!



     
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  17. veryevil

    veryevil Well-Known Member

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    Better yet.

     
  18. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Video 1, Morgan Freeman narrating I'd guess? Something about his voice and David Attenboroughs. I could listen to them for ever.

    Also once again, the universe is bloody stupendous and wonderful. I love nature.

     
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  19. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    You sod! - I've come over all insignificant feeling thanks to you and your >:jawdrop:< sense of scale...

    Nice find though.
     
  20. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    [​IMG]

    And just to make us seem even smaller...

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    Then add to that VY Canis Majoris, which is more than twice the size of Antares.

    From this site:

    http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm
     
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