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01-23-2010 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: the world video

Not woodworking, but it is nice to know just where we stand in the universe.
6 and 1/2 minutes long.

The known Universe by The American Museum of Natural History.

If you go to the link you get a little explanation about the video. If you click the YouTube link you just get the video / in a smaller window also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †


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#1 posted 01-23-2010 04:29 AM

thanks for the link, this is one of my favorite subjects. when you look at the stars, and the universe it makes you realize how small we are, and how absurd all the petty political arguments and wars between the people on out planet really are, and what a waste of time and energy they prove to be.

nice find!

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 04:32 AM

That’s pretty sharp.
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/
Try this one Karson

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 04:48 AM

cool…i got a little dizzy…

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 05:16 AM

Wow, it is truly amazing what is out there and how small we are in relation. It is astonishing what we know, but what is even more astonishing is what we don’t know… yet.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 05:16 AM

thanks karson ,
i wonder when we will have some LJ’s

from out there ?

and what kind of wood they have ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 05:32 AM

That’s pretty neat.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 09:28 AM

Good one.

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 01:45 PM

that is realy make me thinking abaut how fragile and small the eath is

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 02:07 PM

Just as everyone else said, it’s just makes you relize how small we really are, in this black void. :) space is amazing!!!!!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 02:35 PM

Definitely interesting, yet quaint. While the sheer size is fascinating, it’s effectively meaningless in regards to value and significance. Compare the value of a 2 cubic foot diamond with a 2 cubic mile landfill … bigger is not necessarily better. Or, compare the significance of a newborn infant with a full grown elephant and again, size does not enter the equation. Size is too often over-rated.

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 06:30 PM

Simply breathtaking, thank you for posting!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 06:35 PM

Wow thanks for the link Karson

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#13 posted 01-23-2010 06:40 PM

There are two life long wishes that I have
1: to be able to trave between the stars
2: to live long enough to see the other worlds between

So far it looks like I’m boned on both counts. :(

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#14 posted 01-25-2010 01:25 AM

Now I really feel insignificant.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 01-25-2010 01:54 AM

you know our universe could be just some atom in some other lumberjocks garage lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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