The Tarantula Nebula. Think About It.

Discussion in 'The Whiners' started by Lucifer Sam, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man


    The Tarantula Nebula is over 1,000 light years wide... that's 10,000 trillion kilometers, which is impossible to even imagine. Yet, this actually exists.


    It makes you realize just how insignificant you really are, doesn't it?
  2. Mr MiGu

    Mr MiGu King of the Zombies

    but it makes me realize how insignificant you are even more so
  3. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

    Haha... have you seen pictures of the universe a couple billion years ago?

    It looks like a squid!

    It's why I'll never eat Calamary... no matter how delicious it is. :D
  4. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    Not really...
    But I do remember the first time I saw pictures from the Hubble. I wanted to go to John Hopkin's and work with it on-site for the longest time. I remember thinking nebulas were the most beautiful things I had ever seen...And they still are.
  5. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    A man said to the universe:
    "Sir I exist!"
    "However," replied the universe,
    "The fact has not created in me
    A sense of obligation."

    -- Stephen Crane

  6. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    No it doesn't... I'm still the center of the universe...
  7. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Oh, come on! It's 10,000 trillion kilometers wide! You can't even comprehend that, let alone write it off as nothing.

    We ARE insignificant. If the earth disappeared right now, the universe wouldn't even bat an eyelash.
  8. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    And getting bigger every second. [​IMG]

    I don't look at the universe from a scientific standpoint.
    It's purely aesthetical. :p More interesting that way.
  9. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

    our galaxy is like, 10,000 lightyears.... which is like, 100,000 trillion km.. suck it up nancy
  10. Pa_Hippie124

    Pa_Hippie124 Member

    It Makes you Feel Small, like looking up at a giant
  11. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Mmmhhmmm... I'm going to die and life will go on.

    But I'm the Center of my Universe, just as you are the most important thing in yours. We are significant in our own worlds, which are the only ones that matter. :D
  12. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    Space is so crazy looking way zoomed out. The scale is amazing.... :eek: Imagine seeing it on an even larger scale? :eek:
  13. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

    You'll love this Lucifer Sam...

    Ya know theres been a long long long debate over the past 40 years about wherther the universe is expanding infinitely or will eventually slow down and contract again...

    The theroy is... if theres enough dark matter in the universe it'll implode in on itself, and and if there isn't it'll expande into nothingness....

    Well appearntly we've been able to determine in the past few years that theres way more then enough dark matter for the universe to implode on itself...

    But apparently that isn't happening...

    The universe is expanding... which means all those calculations have to be wrong...

    But they've been proven again and again...

    in fact... the universe is expanding at an even faster rate...

    which means...

    that theres a force of gravity... outside of the universe... pulling on it...

    that means that our universe isn't all of matter...

    Scientists have only been able to specualate on what's causing this outside pull on the universe...

    the prevalling theroy traces itself all the way down to quantum theroy...

    electrons we're once thought to move fast enough to be untracable by modern scientific devices... but now it apperas they actually blink themselves in and out of existance!!!

    so the prevailling theroy as insane as it sounds...

    Is that qunatum particles from the universe are dissaperaing out of existance... and reapperaing in another part of the universe... to drag the universe out of existance with the force of gravity.


    I don't really understand. :confused:

    But its fascinating. :D
  14. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    I remember seeing something on PBS about the quantum theory and parallel dimensions...I had nightmares about the parallel dimension version of me.
  15. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    I'd hit it.

    ... Sorry :( :D
  16. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

    Ahhahahaha!!!! :D
  17. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    I don't understand it either. [​IMG] But yeah, it's very fascinating.

    I really wish the human race would put more effort into learning about space. When you think about it, that is the most meaningful thing we can do right now. Everything else that we do is kind of meaningless in the end if we cannot use it outside of our planet. Someday, the earth will be gone, and what will there be to show for it?
  18. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I understood that whole thing that Lodui posted... I couldn't explain it anymore.... maybe..

    But it does makes sense to me... what does it mean to us? Well, I don't think it really means anything to us... our galaxy would somehow get teleported to another part of the universe.. you'd think that the surrounding area would also would get teleported... would we even notice? Probably not.
  19. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Nothing... as it should be.
  20. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

    anyone see that programme on time travel that was on discovery channel a while ago?...i talks about how, theoreticallt a bunch of light twisted can twist space, and with it twist time...

    some guy is developing one, and he expcts when it starts to work, a bunch of elecrons and crap like that will come pouring our from himself in the future...

    it was awesome

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