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A tediously accurate model of the solar system

I am used to seeing models of the solar system that place the planets side by side. I knew they were more spaced out than that, but I had NO idea how much so until I scrolled through this page. (Which takes a long, long time.)

For some reason, it's just what I needed today. A break from thinking about the current craziness and a new perspective on how very, very, very small we are in the context of not only the universe, but even our own solar system.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 7:51 AM

Wow, how cool!!

I once heard that if Earth were a tennis ball on the street in Manhattan, Jupiter would be in Brazil.

What's also interesting is the entire solar system is flying through space as a unit.

by Anonymousreply 101/12/2021

If Earth were a tennis ball on the street in Manhattan somebody damn well better clean it up before I step on it.

by Anonymousreply 201/12/2021

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the video, r1. It changes my perspective a lot.

Kind of like the Abell galaxy cluster:

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by Anonymousreply 301/12/2021

Another cool space thing. The surface of Titan, moon of Saturn. Wild.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 10:26 AM

Speaking of Titan

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Monday at 10:27 AM

And this is just an iota of the Laniakea Supercluster which is made of over 100,000 galaxies including the Milky Way.

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by Anonymousreply 6Last Monday at 11:03 AM

Thanks r6!

by Anonymousreply 7Last Monday at 11:06 AM

Great site OP! Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 12:03 PM

You're welcome r8 :-)

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 12:20 PM

Very cool. Thanks for posting, OP. I guess our minds can't comprehend just how much of the universe is nothing and we're merely scum at the top (or bottom) of it.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Monday at 2:47 PM

OP this is so neat, thank you!

by Anonymousreply 11Last Monday at 3:49 PM

What a fantastic site! Cute dialogue notes! I'm going to Ctrl D that thanks OP.

It clearly demonstrates why there are certain to be other species in the universe - it would be impossible for there not to be other life out there - but we are all too far away to ever come in contact with each other.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Monday at 4:12 PM

And the atheists think all this came about without a Higher Power.

Wow.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 6:20 PM

Sound of Saturn's rings, very soothing

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by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 10:15 PM

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, toots.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 10:18 PM

[quote]And the atheists think all this came about without a Higher Power.

And the theists think their Higher Power came about from?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 10:32 PM

R16 You tell us. You all are the experts on creation, no? I mean, what created the “Big Bang”?

Don’t mind me and my sandwich.

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 10:36 PM

[quote] And the atheists think all this came about without a Higher Power.

Once upon a time some people worshipped the Sun as a deity. Today that seems quaint since we understand more of the science of the Sun and our place in the Solar System. It may be premature to jump to conclusions about Higher Powers because the Universe is vast and complex and challenging to completely understand. Just sayin’

by Anonymousreply 18Last Monday at 11:30 PM

Very nicely done. Captions paced perfectly. Like '2001' without aesthetics, so - spoiler alert - dear little Pluto wasn't a big finish. No matter, worth all that swiping to provoke wonder anew.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 2:28 AM

Here is a video about the solar system built in the desert. In case just scrolling isn't enough to picture the scale.

I find it funny how the religious guy use this as a "prove" of the existence of a superior being. If we see the universe is obvios to me we are very irrelevant, probably just and accident if you know just a little of evolutive biology. Hardly "in the image and likeness of god"

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by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 3:15 AM

those boys are cute

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 3:45 AM

I guess I prefer to let people draw their own conclusions about the scale of the universe and what it means, r20. I suppose I am a phenomenologist in that regard

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 6:49 AM

R22 You go, op. Insecure atheists - not all of them are insecure, mind you - seem to cling to religion as a basis for their arguments more than anyone else.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 7:08 AM

[quote] And the atheists think all this came about without a Higher Power.

I am more of an agnostic than an atheist, but why don't you climb down from your high horse. Excuse me if I don't want to follow a religion created by people who thought the Earth was flat, that the Sun rotated around the Earth and they didn't even know there was a whole western hemisphere of Earth. They thought you should force your daughter to marry a man who raped her and that thought that mixing cotton and wool made you unclean.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 7:19 AM

Thank you, r24.

Theists constantly accuse atheists of being "intolerant," but there's NOTHING as intolerant as a cultist defending their cult-like beliefs.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 7:24 AM

Related: There's a scale model of the solar system in Sweden. The Sun is the dome-shaped, 110m diameter Ericsson Globe in Stockholm; Mercury is a 25cm ball placed about 3km away; Earth is 65cm across and about 7.5km away; Neptune is 229km away and 2.5m across. And so on.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 7:27 AM

Thanks, r26!

I hope this thread doesn't devolve into some weird religious debate. Obviously, that's not what I intended ...

by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 7:28 AM

Too late, r27. Religionists just can't help themselves - see r13, who started the god shit.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 7:31 AM

The only thing all theists have in common is that they all accept the proposition that at least one god of some sort exists - nothing more, nothing less.

Save your bullshit for DA BIG BANGZ.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 7:33 AM

And again, r28. So what? Let it go. People look at the world and draw different conclusions.

Back to the matter at hand, the ever-impressive Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

For perspective, each galaxy has an average of 100,000,000 stars. Assuming that each star has at least one planet, every galaxy you see here contains at least 100,000,000 planets.

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by Anonymousreply 30Last Tuesday at 7:39 AM

Excuse me, r30, but as an atheist I am beyond sick and tired of being urged to "turn the other cheek" whenever my worldview is directly attacked, as r13 did (who then doubled down on his/her attacks, as religionists always do whenever they're unsuccessful at shoving their faith down other people's throats).

I'll accept theists when they start accepting atheists.

Neither will ever happen.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Tuesday at 7:42 AM

Give it a rest, 31

by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 7:45 AM

^ r31

by Anonymousreply 33Last Tuesday at 7:45 AM

Some people really think and believe that in order to believe in a higher, all-encompassing power, you must be religious.

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by Anonymousreply 34Last Tuesday at 7:46 AM

What's the name of the law that if you post one intelligent on the internet it will draw down an infinite number of stupid posts?

by Anonymousreply 35Last Tuesday at 7:46 AM

I love that the Sweden Solar System includes several non-planets, including the planetoid Saltis - a 1mm object placed 11km from the "Sun." Obviously such objects are way too small to be included in the "tediously accurate model" posted by OP - as the site itself admits, since the smallest object that can be portrayed is ~3500km across.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 7:51 AM
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