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The Scale of the Universe

Postby Eggman » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Just a cool little thing one of my friends came across on the Internet:

http://htwins.net/scale2/

It's an interactive web page that puts the scale of the universe into perspective. Some of you have probably seen similar things in the past, but I really like the presentation with this one. Gotta love space.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAW2lygZC_4
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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Marth8880 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Heh, I saw this on StumbleUpon a little while back. It's so cool! :D

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:13 pm

Pretty neat.

Oh and Marth, they had the Everett Boeing factory in there. 8D

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby AQT » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:17 pm

This has got to be the best thing showing scale comparison of just about everything that I've ever seen. It was so awe inspiring. :( From the universe to the hypothetical string, I think everyone in the world needs to see this. The Earth truly is an insignificant pale blue dot. Thanks for sharing, Eggman! :thumbs:

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:22 am

Is this the one where Minecraft is out by Neptune?

-edit- Why yes it is... :D

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Eggman » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:25 pm

I got a kick out of that part. I knew the Minecraft world was huge, but I didn't realize it was that huge!

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby SBF_Dann_Boeing » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:52 pm

The only thing it's missing is Carl Sagan, but yeah I really liked this.

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby yuke5 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:21 pm

I came across this once on Newgrounds. It's pretty cool and it as nice re-discovering it. Thanks for posting!

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby AQT » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Eggman wrote:I got a kick out of that part. I knew the Minecraft world was huge, but I didn't realize it was that huge!

Well, you do have to keep in mind that the Minecraft world does have the advantage of being a flat world, so it appears much larger than it really is compare to the other celestial bodies, which are mostly spheres. If the Minecraft world were a sphere, then its diameter will roughly be twice that of Earth's, which is still pretty impressive for a game...

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Unlucky13 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:43 pm

I thought that the minecraft world went on forever. If you went far enough in one direction you got to the "farlands" which have really weird terrian, but the world would still keep going. The only real limit was the file size and the lag you get if you keep going, or has this been changed?

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:05 pm

To quote the wiki, "the playable area abruptly ends at 30,000,000 meters, and fake chunks (they are not solid, they can be fallen through) start generating"

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Unlucky13 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:20 pm

Oh, ok, thanks for the info.

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby ShadowWing » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 pm

Wow. This actually made my day.

Hidden/Spoiler:
Hey! The T. Rex's drawing is inaccurate!

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Eaol » Sat May 05, 2012 9:18 pm

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But there are other inaccurate images too!


I love this. I keep finding different versions of it when using StumbleUpon, but it's neat. I like using Celestia, too (which kind of goes from the distance Google Earth leaves off at all the way to quite a distance from the Milky Way). This kind of thing gives me pause. I find the universe beautiful along with everything in it, in a way.

I remember the first time I saw this and saw the Minecraft world. It's bigger than Neptune o.o .

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby minilogoguy18 » Mon May 28, 2012 7:33 pm

The sizes of the stars is inaccurate, Celestia is a much better way to get a good understanding of the size of the visible area around us.

How the Universe Works and The Universe are also amazing shows to watch to really try to understand the universe although we have no idea how big it is and even if it were finite it's too much for us to comprehend.

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Re: The Scale of the Universe

Postby Dohnutt » Wed May 30, 2012 7:45 pm

I am humbled.

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