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Thread: A night of galaxies part 2 - seriously mindblowing stuff

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    In a small area of Virgo there is an area galled the realm of galaxies that have ancient eliptical galaxies, took 1 frame as I was packing up last night in that general area then ran the image through a very natty online astrometric programme



    the astrometric programme has found 14 Galaxies in this one frame but if you look there are dozens more

    the scale of what you are looking at is truely mind blowing. these are all millions of light years away and each is the size of our own galaxy which in itself would take you 100,000 years to cross if you were travelling at the speed of light


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    How can a human being fathom that? How can something so immense exist and how can we relate to its enormity? I'm overwhelmed at the attempt to even comprehend...






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    Wow it makes me feel very, very, very, very small



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    Doesn't it though, Sister Tinkerbell? I once read that a human is as significant as a grain of sand. This kind of supports that philosophy, eh? Talk about a visual for carpe diem!






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    i still have no idea what to say!










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    I keep coming back to this thread and trying to form a coherent sentence, but I can't it just blows my mind totally



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    When I see these pictures, all I can do is quote Douglas Adams:

    Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think itís a long way down the road to the chemist, but thatís just peanuts to space.
    Tom (... who's feeling a bit puny right now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 117828
    When I see these pictures, all I can do is quote Douglas Adams:
    hang on! A Douglas Adams fan, from America!? Surely not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 117841
    hang on! A Douglas Adams fan, from America!? Surely not!

    Excellent
    <center>Don't Panic!</center>

    Need I say more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 117843
    <center>Don't Panic!</center>

    Need I say more?

    Tom (... off now for a bit of "muscle relaxant"!)
    mac AND A Douglas Adams fan, VERY impressed indeed
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