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Our Known Universe

The Digital Universe Atlas, by the American Museum of Natural History :


http://youtu.be/Qwi5L8jcXpg

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Cyril's picture

Scale...

Scale...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

DJP333's picture

Perspective!

Don't worry about the coming currency collapse its just a speck in space-time.

I really like watching things like that!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

that was awesome, thanks!

I can't believe the same song is playing throughout the whole universe.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Cyril's picture

LOL. Witty you.

LOL. Witty you.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

As beautiful as this was...

I couldn't help but notice that that they forgot something. At a distance of a little more than one light-second from Earth, we should have seen or passed the Moon. Neither was the moon visible upon the re-approach to Earth. The only heavenly body we have actually walked on, and yet it is not important to show.

To be fair, they didn't show the planets, either, but hey did at least acknowledge them in their orbits.

Anyway, all that vastness does seem to make all this stuff we go through insignificant.

Cyril's picture

Yes, the tiny glimpse we have of our universe is quite humbling

Yes, the tiny glimpse we have of our universe is quite humbling...

already.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

And yet, we've learned next to nothing.

And yet, we've learned next to nothing.

Millenia after millenia, we still allow liars to rule over and enslave us, as if the individual of mankind would be worth no more than a grain of sand, dust, or dirt.

Maybe because we start by lying to ourselves in the first place... do we really value the memory of our specie and of its remarkable individuals?

I'm not so sure about it.

We forget so much more easily than we can remember, if ever.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

jrd3820's picture

I think it's because slavery comes in different forms

every now and then so it is not always as easily recognizable. The form of slavery we are experiencing right now is not the same form of slavery that has been taught in schools.

In schools we are taught of physical slavery and we are given the illusion that that is the only type of slavery. Basically if we are not being whipped and put to physical labor or if we are not held in little boxes while we starve and freeze to death we are FREE!

People have to be able to recognize different forms of slavery.

In either case, nice video Cyril.

Have a nice day.