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post #16 of 40
i have a lot of giant books with hubble images, i love this stuff. however nebulas don't make me ponder about the existence of intelligent life out there; i imagine it's pretty uncomfortable in a nebula.

also, guys, let's not talk about intelligent design vs. big bang in this topic; i am pretty sure that isn't against the rules, but still, don't want to derail it!

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Originally Posted by KYTGuy View Post
Superpredator: My Daughter, 21, in the USAF, can pack in a Celestron 8, set it up without a computer guide, pack in a battery and inverter, and set it all up, then she can tell you the constellations that are up without an ephemeris. She can tell you the myths and stories behind the constellations, who is whose son/daughter, how they got there, and tell you their names in Roman or Greek mythology.

She can run a CCD camera/computer set-up, and she did all this and more before the age of fifteen, all on her own. I just bought her a few books and the instrument.

They are out there.

No, I won't introduce her, sorry.
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Aw, come on, I'm a nice guy.

Seriously, thanks for giving me some hope. It sounds like she could run circles around me when it comes to this stuff, which, of course, would lead me to feel insecure and sabotage our relationship from the beginning. So, despite her skills, tell her it just wouldn't have worked out.
i dunno why but these two posts made me laugh. kytguy for being a tease and superpredator for hypothetically turning his daughter down.
post #17 of 40
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And people can still believe that this all happened by chance
if by "chance" you mean the natural laws of the universe... well then, yes, yes i do believe that this all happened by chance.
post #18 of 40
Those are some very cool images. I wonder what it's like to be on a planet inside some of those other galaxies and to look up at the night sky.

Have you guys ever seen the night sky from the middle of a desert? We were camping in Utah last year with the school and some of us slept outside the tent. At around 3AM the moon would set and the sky would absolutely LIGHT UP with stars...it was amazing.
post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by hciman77 View Post
Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, that's the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!

Eric Idle
QFT, QFT.
post #20 of 40
The only word fitting is "fantastic."
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by GlorytheWiz825 View Post
Absolutely amazing pictures. Every time I see pictures like that, I realize how small we are. Gosh, there has got to be otherlife out there in such a huge university. I wonder if we'll encouner extraterrestrial life in my lifetime...
you my friend, have been in school for too long!
post #22 of 40
Nice, more beautiful pictures added. When will aliens come?! We certainly don't have the technology to send humans deep into space. We can't even send humans to Mars yet. All we can hope for is some civilization much older than us coming to Earth. And all we can hope is that they have friendly intentions...
post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by KYTGuy View Post
Superpredator: My Daughter, 21

No, I won't introduce her, sorry.
Boooo, party pooper

Im sure many of you would have seen this youtube clip. Even if it is remotely accurate (anyone able to comment on its accuracy) we a SMALL SMALL things....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xW23AR4xYU
post #24 of 40
kitguy
i think superpredator is looking for the kind of girl who knows just enough to be interested, but not so much he can't show off.
post #25 of 40
uh...you know all the pics are black and white in their original form right?
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by GlorytheWiz825 View Post
Nice, more beautiful pictures added. When will aliens come?! We certainly don't have the technology to send humans deep into space. We can't even send humans to Mars yet. All we can hope for is some civilization much older than us coming to Earth. And all we can hope is that they have friendly intentions...
Whatever happens, if and when they get here, no one, and I mean NO ONE, release a dove into the sky (think Mars Attacks).
post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by WhatMACHI View Post
Boooo, party pooper

Im sure many of you would have seen this youtube clip. Even if it is remotely accurate (anyone able to comment on its accuracy) we a SMALL SMALL things....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xW23AR4xYU

yup, we sure are.
post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by WhatMACHI View Post
Boooo, party pooper

Im sure many of you would have seen this youtube clip. Even if it is remotely accurate (anyone able to comment on its accuracy) we a SMALL SMALL things....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xW23AR4xYU
doesn't even begin to describe the sheer size of the universe.. its frightening.
post #29 of 40
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Originally Posted by pne View Post
doesn't even begin to describe the sheer size of the universe.. its frightening.
i know! if you were the size of a pea, the universe would be the size of a... universe.

sorry i'm usually better at analogies.
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Mrvile View Post
Those are some very cool images. I wonder what it's like to be on a planet inside some of those other galaxies and to look up at the night sky.

Have you guys ever seen the night sky from the middle of a desert? We were camping in Utah last year with the school and some of us slept outside the tent. At around 3AM the moon would set and the sky would absolutely LIGHT UP with stars...it was amazing.
Almost every night when I was growing up! Up in Northern Arizona when I grew up there was always a fantastic view of the sky when there were no clouds. Everytime there was a meteor shower I would stay up (or get up) to see it. I saw some really cool displays. On one occasion there was a meteor so bright that for a brief second it looked as if there was a giant pure white light bulb lighting up everything as far as the eye could see. Living in the smoggy city really sucks the big one for looking at stars, nowdays. Often times when I was sleeping outside I would stare for hours finding satellites and other interesting objects.
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