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The Uncreator
post May 11 2010, 04:34 PM
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So I'm currently researching some information on giant structures in the universe for a song I'm working on (And just cause its interesting), And I would think something like the Oort cloud might be good place to start, But when I started looking into Superclusters (Massive groups of galaxies) I came across this really cool thing:



Its called the "Sloan Great Wall", and is classified as a hypercluster. Basically the area in the red is a single massive group of galaxies, And to put this into a bit of perspective, This "wall" measures a staggering 1.37 billion light years.

Now here's that same number in miles:


8,054,090,144,456,480,000,000


Just because I can, that means that this structure is about...


322,163,605,778,259,200 times bigger than the planet you currently live on .



Anyway, no real point to this thread, I just like to share these cool little factoids. Plus I find the universe unbelievably fascinating, And it makes me babble sometimes laugh.gif
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post May 11 2010, 05:35 PM
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You know, when numbers get that big you may as well just add another 100 zeros to the end of them because my mind hits a conceptual wall after the million mile mark wink.gif

Wouldn't it be great if we had the technology to take a joy ride through some of those galaxies tho?

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post May 11 2010, 05:55 PM
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post May 11 2010, 06:00 PM
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so, do galaxies form this geometric shapes? or is it just for the purpose of explaining something, I mean, the white is empty space?


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post May 11 2010, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ May 11 2010, 04:34 PM) *
So I'm currently researching some information on giant structures in the universe for a song I'm working on (And just cause its interesting), And I would think something like the Oort cloud might be good place to start, But when I started looking into Superclusters (Massive groups of galaxies) I came across this really cool thing:



Its called the "Sloan Great Wall", and is classified as a hypercluster. Basically the area in the red is a single massive group of galaxies, And to put this into a bit of perspective, This "wall" measures a staggering 1.37 billion light years.

Now here's that same number in miles:

Nasa says if you were to run every power plant on earth for seven million years you would have enough power to run the sun for One second- and the sun is considered a small star


8,054,090,144,456,480,000,000


Just because I can, that means that this structure is about...


322,163,605,778,259,200 times bigger than the planet you currently live on .



Anyway, no real point to this thread, I just like to share these cool little factoids. Plus I find the universe unbelievably fascinating, And it makes me babble sometimes laugh.gif




Nasa says if you were to run every power plant on earth for seven million years you would have enough power to run the sun for One second- and the sun is considered a small star



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post May 11 2010, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 11 2010, 06:05 PM) *
Nasa says if you were to run every power plant on earth for seven million years you would have enough power to run the sun for One second- and the sun is considered a small star

In the words of Cosmo Kramer......."You just blew my mind"........... laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post May 11 2010, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ May 11 2010, 06:09 PM) *
In the words of Cosmo Kramer......."You just blew my mind"........... laugh.gif laugh.gif


not meant to blow your mind, but just remember
they estimate the stars to be numbered at 10 billion times ten bilion
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post May 11 2010, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Zsolt Galambos @ May 11 2010, 09:55 AM) *
To understand the whole Universe, we'd have to expand our consciousness... wink.gif


Most definitely, I think in the next few hundred years once human lifespan is expanded we will be a bit more closer! Its hard for use to really comprehend something like the universe. No matter if we want to or not, we view life and time lines in the context of a human lifespan, 100-110 years maximum.

QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 11 2010, 10:15 AM) *
not meant to blow your mind, but just remember
they estimate the stars to be numbered at 10 billion times ten bilion
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To reinforce your fact here, Here is one of my favorite pictures, its the scale of a star called Antares!

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post May 11 2010, 07:14 PM
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This stuff always amazes me, specilly the videos & pics that compare the size of planets & stars, shows we are less than nothing in the universe.



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post May 11 2010, 07:52 PM
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"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 drug store, but that's just peanuts to space."


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post May 11 2010, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ May 11 2010, 10:00 AM) *
so, do galaxies form this geometric shapes? or is it just for the purpose of explaining something, I mean, the white is empty space?


Well actually, the scale that picture is at, only object/structures that massive would be visible. The white is rather a "lack of" a dense gathering of anything. If you were to put a 1 pixel point anywhere on that picture, you would probably be resting it on several hundred, or hundreds of millions/billions of galaxies.

QUOTE (Skewlbuzz @ May 11 2010, 11:52 AM) *
"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 drug store, but that's just peanuts to space."


“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”

Douglas Adams has a lot of good quotes like these smile.gif

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post May 11 2010, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ May 11 2010, 09:00 PM) *
“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”

Douglas Adams has a lot of good quotes like these smile.gif


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post May 12 2010, 11:05 AM
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I love this HUGE fact! Like number of starts, galaxies, light years.... Make me feel great! smile.gif


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post May 12 2010, 11:44 AM
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Got this one quite a while ago via podcast (bestofyoutube)..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q


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post May 12 2010, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (gotaG @ May 12 2010, 06:44 AM) *


That video is absolutely awesome! This stuff blows my mind...I can't even comprehend what I am seeing!


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post May 12 2010, 01:04 PM
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For anyone into this kind of things I can highly recommend the following documentary:

DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE (BBC Documentary)

In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

Quite eerie I tell you! blink.gif
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post May 12 2010, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE (gotaG @ May 12 2010, 03:44 AM) *


Very cool video indeed!

QUOTE (Berglmir @ May 12 2010, 05:04 AM) *
For anyone into this kind of things I can highly recommend the following documentary:

DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE (BBC Documentary)

In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

Quite eerie I tell you! blink.gif


Sounds interesting, Will have to check that one out.
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post May 12 2010, 03:36 PM
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[quote name='The Uncreator' date='May 11 2010,

“There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”

Douglas Adams has a lot of good quotes like these smile.gif
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Come on man -you just give us a statistic on how big things are
and the next sentence you quote that if this small being can grasp it, it will dissapear
Come on
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 12 2010, 07:36 AM) *
Come on man -you just give us a statistic on how big things are
and the next sentence you quote that if this small being can grasp it, it will dissapear
Come on


Whats the problem?

Someone quoted Douglas Adams and I posted another quote from him that I like, Is there some contradiction?


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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ May 11 2010, 12:00 PM) *
so, do galaxies form this geometric shapes? or is it just for the purpose of explaining something, I mean, the white is empty space?



The shown part of the galaxy that is shown is what they say that we know about.


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