Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Eye of God

This nebula and a few others I can think of are sometimes referred to as The Eye of God by non-atheists.

This one as it happens, is not well understood as you will read in the description laid down by professional astronomers should you dare to click on the image and read it.  Click a couple more times and get the huge version suitable for printing out, enlarging and gluing to the entire front of your house should you be lucky enough to not live in an HOA destroyed community.  Add a note at the bottom that says "You're being watched".

You might even want to hold up a big sign toward the constellation of Aquarius in the evenings that says Please Take the Democrats.

Your call.

 

 

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    1. I dun't know Ed. Who's Tolkien?

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    2. You mean you don't know J. R. R. Tolkien author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion?

      He was An Englishmn of German extraction who was a renowned scholar, but is best know for creating a highly detailed imaginary world with its own mythology, and elaborate terminology that captured the attention of many millions back in the SICK-sties.

      His tales make great reading, but I never got caught up in the attempts to read profound philosophical
      implications or Hidden Meanings into his stuff

      You really should read The Hobbit atleast before you get too old to wonder. It's a fantastic, most engaging tale, and if anything its ultimate meaning may be as simple as that of The Wizard of Oz.

      After much travel in exotic lands and perilous adeventures, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

      Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit) is the quintessential homebody.

      Most of Tolkien is obviously inspiried by Norse and Teutonic mythology, but it has about it a unique aura all its own.

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    3. I don't do much reading Franco. I'm still working on my Dr Seuss collection in fact.

      As far as imaginary worlds, I find myself living in one ! But thanks for the suggestion.

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  2. Shhh... quiet please. I am currently engaged in a staring contest with the nebula fellow. He's quite good, but I am better. I will not blink, laugh or look away first. I am in it to win it.

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    1. The Eye never blinks DaBlade, no even with 'Earth-like' planets wandering in front of it from time to time.

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  3. I was thinking of making the trip to see it up-close-and-personal, but before I buy my tickets, does anyone know if traveling at 600 kilometers gives you a headache? Remember, too, that H0 = 60 km/s/Mpc. (That last fact was for Mr. DaBlade who knows about such stuff because he plays golf).

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    1. Mustang, I suggest not traveling more than 299,792,457 m/s as doing so would turn you into a neon light above a strip joint more than likely. Let's see what Mr Blade has to say, he always makes me pay up for the accurate info.

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    2. Well, once you meet or exceed 299,792,458 m/s and morph into a light beam, only God knows where you'll end up. I was just taking an educated guess.

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    3. I think you are safe exceeding the speed formula that Mustang displayed, as long as you have a whiskey and diet coke on ice in the cup holder on your golf cart. His equation was missing a few scientific symbols but was close enough for a lay person. As for the light beam, I cannot say. The golf carts can only go approximately 298,000 m/s even after the governor is neutered.

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    4. Neutered Governors.. Now you got me thinking Mr Blade. Well, I don't drink so I better keep the throttle set on Ludicrous Speed.

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    5. I'm not a scientist but I do play one on TV ... plus, I regularly stay at a Holiday Inn Express. No, I'm not a traveling salesman, only someone who is constantly in the dog house.
      I've never been able to figure that out, although she told me once that if you look up the word "asshole" in the dictionary, you'll find my picture. I get no respect.

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    6. Sorry to hear that Mustang. May I suggest putting every spare penny into making the dog house a party Palace for a Prince ?!

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  4. Wow... sure can't add anything clever to it except its "perfect"!

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  5. QUITE an eye....VERY cool that you wrote your text above the picture then, scrolling down, WOWZIR, what a shock! love it!

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