Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My, That's A Big One.

All the pink areas are star forming regions where stars are birthing.  All the blue areas are star forming regions where all the stars have mostly formed by now.

The areas so small to even imagine being able to see are what have to be trillions of planets around billions of stars.  Imagine the vacation time it would take to see it all.

Click on the picture to read the description and click a couple times there to get the high resolution version to explore. 


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    1. Admiral I love things that are too big to take in.

  2. You may recall the story of Horton, who while splashing in a pool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. He discovers that the speck is actually a planet, home to millions of minute beings called Whos. This is my theory for planet earth and indeed, our entire galaxy. We are but a speck of dust floating around in some other world ... a world where there are no leftists.

    1. Mustang, I didn't read Horton. Carl Sagan did call the Earth a spec of dust, and in fact we are as large collections of planetary sized clouds in space are called dust.

      Imagine a fragile being about the relative size of a millionth of an atom, barely finishing the easiest part of life on Earth - college, confident they know about all there is to know. And so they consider themselves geniuses for thinking we should have a clean environment, respect for all living things, no war or suffering, and so become democrats.

      It would be Hilarious if it was funny.