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Old 01-16-2007, 06:38 AM   #1
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Here's what earth looks like 4 billion miles away:



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Old 01-16-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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So very very tiny........
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Puts some things in perspective lol.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
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are you sure that not a chip in someone windshield?

That kinda cool how they could found earth that far away!
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Hey, I can see my house from there!!
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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Very cool. I have a great powerpoint slide show that makes a similar point by comparing earth to the size of various stars in the galaxy - PM me if you would like a copy.

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The real kicker is... that's basically still inside the solar system.
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How can that make you feel insignificant? I mean, look at the blue circle God put around us- it's obvious we're his favorite.
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We are just one tiny planet in a huge solar system, containted within some local star clusters orbiting the center of a single galaxy way out in one of the spiral arms call the Orion Arm. Going around every 240 million years or so. One of a hundred billion galaxies.
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So we are living on a piece of God's fecal spatter?
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"Up there in the immensity of the Cosmos, an inescapable perception awaits us. National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic, religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars."

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Carl is kind of one of my hero's. If you can call it that. Someone I respect and would have liked to mimic.
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Carl is kind of one of my hero's. If you can call it that. Someone I respect and would have liked to mimic.
Big time hero of mine... pretty much the reason I got into science. I talked to him on the phone once and told him that Cosmos really influenced me. Couldn't miss an opportunity to mark out to somebody like that.
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Yeah Cosmos changed my life. You talked to him on the phone? That is FUCKING cool.
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Yeah Cosmos changed my life. You talked to him on the phone? That is FUCKING cool.
Yea, talked to him a few years before he died. That was a death that really depressed me.
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