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SCIENCE THREAD - Amazing cosmology, insignificance and human accomplishment

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#1 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:50

Thread summed up in title, post your vids related to the subject here.

Videos like this are like the only kind that can make me emotional.
Videos that blow my mind, videos that make me comprehend that I can not comprehend some things.
Videos that make me proud of human accomplishment.

Power of Ten:

Alternative:

The Keplar Space Telescope: (Human accomplishment, the knowledge of likely extraterrestrial life)


Star size comparison (Insignificance, stupendous size, ungraspability)




I'm missing some Carl Sagan vids, so here you go:

http://youtu.be/MlikCebQSlY

http://youtu.be/hLkC7ralR30

http://youtu.be/jod7v-m573k
(Part 2 and 3 are also worth watching, if not more.)


http://youtu.be/WJof79LqqkY





This guy, among other heroes, makes me so fucking proud.

You can also dump quotes here:

"Think about it, we are atoms that know that they are atoms."

"The theory that god made the universe just for us is less practical as us building a city of skyscrapers for a colony of microbes on a grain of sand."



Please post some more of this stuff guys.


Edited by Hardcore Bob, 27 January 2016 - 21:00.

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#2 Jackeh

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 23:11

Loved the first 2 videos, don't have any of mines to post, so I'll just put a little quote from Terry Pratchet which is semi-related. xD

In the beginning there was nothing..
...which exploded!


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#3 Usurar

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 19:01

Carl Sagan <3


To Ed: SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFF

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#4 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 13:14

I love knowing that I can't comprehend the size of the cosmos.
Like, literally, my brain lacks the ability to understand it. Which is awesome to know. :P

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This one is relatively easy to comprehend, because it keeps getting compared.
But don't forget that even VY Canis Majoris will eventually just be a single particle in a cloud of stars of stupendous size.

The star has been discovered to be very unstable, having thrown off much of its mass into its surrounding nebula. Astronomers, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, have predicted that VY Canis Majoris will be blown up, as a hypernova, in the next 100,000 years. Theoretically, a hypernova would cause gamma ray bursts that could damage the contents of the local galaxy, wiping out any cellular life within a number of light years; however, no hypergiant is located close enough to Earth to pose a threat.

Imagine how much it would suck to be within the lethal radius of that thing. xD
Being some advanced species, knowing you have to shove your entire species onto a ship and get it a couple lightyears away from there within 100,000 years, or you're screwed. :P



This one is also pretty mindblowing.
http://en.wikipedia....in_the_universe

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That's the smallest picture I could find. xD

This is the largest. (23624x2953)
This is the most convenient. (5000x2500)



Oh by the way, this cracked me up.
There's a telescope called the E-ELT.
Guess what those letters stand for?

xD Funny right? What's next? The E-HFT? European Huge Fucking Telescope. :P

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 19:15

There's a telescope called the E-ELT.
Guess what those letters stand for?

xD Funny right? What's next? The E-HFT? European Huge Fucking Telescope. :P


http://en.wikipedia....Large_Telescope ;)

#6 Psycix

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 19:28

Silly telescope guys. xD

LDT is LDT.


#7 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 14:42

LMAO My Hat that's epic. Thanks. xD

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#8 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:54

Matter flows from place to place, and momentarily comes together to be you.


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#9 ThomEgemcity

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 13:07

That's Richard Dawkins, right?
Pretty sure it's in this song too

(An example of how autotune can actually be used for something awesome)

#10 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 21:06

I love Symphony of Science. ^^

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 21:12

So do I xD
but it was the wrong song, couldn't remember the right one this morning :P

It's this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vioZf4TjoUI
At 1:07

Edit:
One of my favorite quotes on the subject:

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.


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#12 Psycix

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 23:39

That is his most well known quote.

LDT is LDT.


#13 ThomEgemcity

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 23:41

For a good reason I guess, it's quite clever.

#14 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 21:48

This is probably the most suitable thread to put this in.










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Posted 26 February 2012 - 22:00

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 22:15

Watch out, We've got a badass "Oh Shit" face

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 23:06

Watch out, We've got a badass "Oh Shit" face

nigger^

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 22:41

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#19 Hardcore Bob

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 00:21


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 23:34

The funny thing is I think about this crap almost 14 hours a day, and I have some crazy not-very-thought-out theories that would stump even the greatest minds on the planet.

...One slight problem.... They're entirely symbolic in my mind, and cant be expressed in words very easily, and I don't know enough maths to represent them in numbers.

FUK U ASPERGERS SYNDROME!
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