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    Galaxies

    We, as I am sure you know, live in the Milky way galaxy.
    That means our sun is only one of the countless trillions of stars that go to make up our galaxy, all the stars you can see are part of our own galaxy, all the nebulae you can see, are again gas clouds floating in our galaxy , and more specifically our part of the galaxy.

    Now imagine

    When you are in a plane you are travelling at about 5-600mph which is about as fast as any of us get.

    Imagine travelling in a plane doing 10,000 mph a million, ten million

    Mind blown yet ?


    Imagine flying at 187,000 miles a second - that is the speed of light. Travelling at this mind blowing speed it would still take you 100,000 years to fly from 1 side of our galaxy to the other ( without stopping for a wee).

    This is 1 x 2 minute shot taken as I was packing up last night



    2 pretty obvious galaxies but if you look harder at some of the feinter smudges



    There are 8 other galaxies here in one tiny field of view

    And that was just a 2 minute sub - a longer exposure would have shown many more.


    Blows my mind every time

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    im stunned, and yeah its totally too much to comprehend.....where does it all end
    Mick

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    I feel the need to curl up on the floor in the foetal position now.

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    All those galaxies and still not one visit from ET

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy, post: 76571
    All those galaxies and still not one visit from ET
    thats something i think about all the time dotty, we cant be the only ones out here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 76546

    Imagine flying at 187,000 miles a second - that is the speed of light. Travelling at this mind blowing speed it would still take you 100,000 years to fly from 1 side of our galaxy to the other ( without stopping for a wee).

    Blows my mind every time
    Okay. I Imagined it. Now my head hurts. But thanks for sharing your knowledge and pics.
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    Mind blowing stuff. You do have to wonder if there is anyone else out there don't you.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 76587
    thats something i think about all the time dotty, we cant be the only ones out here
    maybe that explains where you came from














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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 76599
    maybe that explains where you came from
    i was thinking the exact same thing ET!!!
    Mick

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