Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wow. Just Wow.

Hubble creates an image of the Andromeda galaxy that is so high quality as to reveal each individual star in the galaxy.

Andromeda is 20 million light years away. One light year = 5.8 Trillion miles.

We can only hope there are no democrats or moslems there because in x billions of years, Andromeda will be merging with our galaxy.

Talk amongst yourselves.



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    1. Mustang, I had no idea Hubble could resolve images in this kind of detail...

      We have an 8 inch Celestron that I feel like donating now.

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  2. Incredible...Thanks Kid. I'm passing this around.

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  3. BTW...I really love it when you post things like this and share them with us...pitiful, insignificant specks of dust.

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    1. IMP, I think the big picture is a valuable thing to view on occasion.

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  4. Kid. How much did you pay for this "Hubble" thingy?
    Looks like it paid off!

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    1. Ed, I'm thinking my contribution was about 10 cents. And yes, one of the few areas where we taxpayers have gotten some ROI.

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  5. I just realized that if we're pitiful specks of dust....then what are Mudslimes in the big picture?

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    1. IMP, mudslimes in the big picture are pitiful specks of dust that are in serious need of a nuclear powered vacuum....

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw

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  6. We are nothing but the moral equivalent of subatomic particles in a cosmic soup so vast the human mind cannot begin to imagine it.

    And yet we matter, even if only to ourselves.

    Why do I not fund this depressing?

    Because I believe in some mysterious way realizing how minuscule we are in the Great Scheme brings us closer to God (Truth).

    Wonderful! Thanks, Kid.

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    1. FT, Got to have the big picture. I think if one does they are enriched by it. And I agree.

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  7. We all know what you're up to, Kid. Photo shopping all of that sparkly stuff into a picture of a mountain. You surely must have been involved in the phony moon landing, too, which was staged in Tucson. We're on to you, Kid....

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    1. Fredd, I knew I couldn't slip anything past you. Dang.

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