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The first frightening thing you learned about the universe
Posted: 30 June 2010 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Occam - 23 June 2010 04:00 PM

Damn, I never thought of myself as being similar to Spock, but as I learned all of those things as a kid, I just thought, “fascinating”.  Never had the ‘terrifying’ experience.  blank stare

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Right on!  I remember reading about stars going nova in some sci-fi book and thought “WOW!!!”

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Posted: 05 July 2010 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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“Famous blue dot” picture which carl sagan made popular made me think about universe. I used to think that there was nothing outside our solar system, then vastness of universe was enough for me.

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Posted: 08 July 2010 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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That pale blue dot photo was great!  So amazing, grand and minuscule, colorful and dark, humbling and awe inspiring, fascinating and beautiful, frighteningly lonely and unifying, all at the same time.

In that famous Cassinni photo of the dark side of Saturn, this NASA article tries to express the same idea.  The High resolution JPEG looks best.

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