Size Does Matter Doesn't It?

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I'm talking celestial bodies now... get your minds outta the gutter for a moment, and look a lot higher.
Found (another) neato site where they took the comparative sizes of our most well known Celestial bodies including planets and stars.

You think you feel small now? Heh... Still it's mind boggling to say the least of how large our own universe is. This gives you some idea. http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm


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wow, thats one way to put life into prospective
 

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I had no clue that Uranus was so big ... :ultracool
 

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shesulsa said:
I had no clue that Uranus was so big ... :ultracool

Um...I think MA-Caver was talking about the planet. :whip:

Astronomy fascinated me when I was younger. It's interesting to see how our planet and sun measure up to MUCH larger stars. And didn't we consider Betelgeuse to be the largest supergiant at one point?
 
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Swordlady said:
Um...I think MA-Caver was talking about the planet. :whip:

Astronomy fascinated me when I was younger. It's interesting to see how our planet and sun measure up to MUCH larger stars. And didn't we consider Betelgeuse to be the largest supergiant at one point?
Ya but thanks to the Hubble and several other Astronomy breakthroughs we know better now... this picture blows me away as well.. these are Galaxies and knowing that a single Galaxy contains billions upon trillions of stars...

How can we be so arrogant to think we're alone?
 

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Swordlady said:
Um...I think MA-Caver was talking about the planet. :whip:
*sigh* spoilsport ....
 

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MA-Caver said:
Ya but thanks to the Hubble and several other Astronomy breakthroughs we know better now... this picture blows me away as well.. these are Galaxies and knowing that a single Galaxy contains billions upon trillions of stars...

How can we be so arrogant to think we're alone?

I think it was Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes said, "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists out there is that none of it has tried to contact us."

Smart kid for a cartoon.
 

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Andy Moynihan said:
I think it was Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes said, "Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists out there is that none of it has tried to contact us."

Smart kid for a cartoon.

Yup, that would be Calvin (can't remember the exact strip, though). I'm sure that many of our "reality TV" shows are an indication to the aliens how intelligent we really are...or *aren't*... :wink2: :flushed:
 
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Bigshadow said:
This is a fantastic thread! Very, very, thought provoking. I have to show this to my son.
Thanks for posting!
Uranus is thought provoking???
 

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MA-Caver said:
I'm talking celestial bodies now... get your minds outta the gutter for a moment, and look a lot higher.
Found (another) neato site where they took the comparative sizes of our most well known Celestial bodies including planets and stars.

You think you feel small now? Heh... Still it's mind boggling to say the least of how large our own universe is. This gives you some idea. http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm


(4000th post! wheee)


Happy 4000th!

I wonder if they also have one with the satellites of the planets
 
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Rich Parsons said:
Happy 4000th!

I wonder if they also have one with the satellites of the planets

Thanks much!

I think it would probably be redundant ... I recall reading somewhere that Io, one of Jupiter's largest moons/satellites is roughly the size of Earth. But we've already seen how big our Earth is to Jupiter.

But googling I found this... http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/outerp/moons.html
 
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