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EXOSOLAR. Solar System Scope. The Scale of the Universe 2. The-Observable-Universe.jpg (JPEG Image, 3850x1925 pixels) - Scaled (26%) Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. How Many People Are In Space Right Now? Impact: Earth! SETI infographic. Scope.swf (Objet application/x-shockwave-flash) The Scale of the Universe 2. Universcale. 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive.

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2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? On large scales? Tomorrow's picture: dust before galaxies Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.NASA Web Privacy Policy and Important NoticesA service of:ASD at NASA / GSFC& Michigan Tech. Earth View. The Scale of the Universe.

Stars & Planets Scale Comparison. A Humbling Perspective"Things are not what they seem, nor are they otherwise.

Stars & Planets Scale Comparison

" This scale comparison shows "the true place" of Earth and our Sun among the various giants of the universe. It is simultaneously sobering and mind-boggling experience.First series of images opens with the Death Star compared to Mimas, one of Saturn's moons. Note the similarities between the two :) Earth is small enough to be swallowed by an average sunspot:(picture credt) Second series of images (from this site) shows the similar progression, now in 3-D: "The Universe is a big place populated by stars and thoroughly confused humans. " -- Avi Abrams "We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it" -- Barry Lopez (American writer, b.1945) "The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.

The Scale of the Universe 2. Multimedia - Video Gallery. Scale-of-universe-v1. 3-D Starmaps:Actual Maps. In some cases distance data was tweaked when different catalogs assigned inconsistent distances to objects that are actually associated.

3-D Starmaps:Actual Maps

"Beacon” stars are bright stars with absolute magnitudes of zero or less. “Pre-supernova” stars are commonly believed by astronomers to be on the verge of exploding Real Soon Now (i.e., anytime from one million years from now to tomorrow). “Collider” is Gliese 710. There is a fair chance it will collide with our solar system in approximately 1.4 million years, or at least pass by close enough to initiate a deadly hail of comets. The “local bubble” is an area of reduced density in the interstellar medium, which is bad news for Bussard Ramjet spacecraft. Only the Sunward half of the galaxy was plotted due to a lack of data for objects on the far side.

Blue lines measure angles and distances from the galactic core. Distances are in light-years instead of parsecs, which will please science fiction writers and annoy astronomers. Evolution of the Moon on Devour. Solar system. 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive. Interact With Space.

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