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Space is big, really big, in fact your won't believe how big space really is...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Wistrel, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Wistrel

    Wistrel Member

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  2. RAZER

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    oh oh oh I can see my house !!!! ;)

    Don't know if you have ever been to New York, they have the Museum of Natural History which has a Hayden planetarium.

    View attachment 494

    The way it works is that they compare a small thing to the big sphere every time and everything take a bigger object and compare the size.

    example:

    • They put a little ball on the railing which you have to imagine is the size of a nucleus, the big sphere would then resemble the size of a atom.
    • Next they but a little ball on the railing which you have to imagine the size of a atom, the big sphere would then be a molecule
    This goes all the way from
    moon -> earth
    earth -> sun
    sun -> galaxy
    galaxy -> solar system

    Was pretty interesting to see and get a feel for the size of everything.

    and yes space is pretty big
     
  3. AxeMurderer

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    I don't think human brain can feel or understand the size of everything or even just a portion of everything.
    From some point it become just number and no feel for the actual distance.

     
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    yeah allways quite fun to see how we puny little humans think we are important in that scale or the only inteligent life for that matter...
    yeah sure.
    Anyway to get to the topic of this I wouldn't be surprised if "space" turns our to be random encounters... just the easiest and cheapest way to do it for MA... they tend to do that and spend our PED "better". So it could be like: starting sequence -> flying sequence through some random "space" environment for a minute -> random encounter with space pirates and whatever else there is in an instance which looks like "space" -> landing sequence.


    Note: the "space" since obviously real space is kinda pitch-black... so will be interesting to see how MA depicts the "space" in the game.
     
  5. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Indeed, space never ceases to amaze me. It's such a fascinating subject. It's true that we just cannot fathom how large the universe is. We are not alone; there has to be something else out there like us ;) It's always exciting to think about :D

    I could see "space" in EU to be sort of like what you mentioned as well. I hope they do a good job with it :)
     
  6. AxeMurderer

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    Not sure that 100% of the "space" is pitch-black.
    I believe there are some starts and light in it.
    The Earth is in "Space" and at night it's not pitch-black.
    And even if it is pitch back the space ships can SEE

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    True we will never understand exactly how large 100.000.000 lightyears is, but at least with the Haydon Planetarium you get to that point little steps at a time. This at least gives you a little better understanding. And I think 99% of the people still think that a lightyear is a measure of time and not distance, so at least it clears that up for them :)

    And for everyone interested in this, read the book by Stephen Hawking, he manages to explain stuff like speed of light, time and black holes in a way even I understood it (well most of it anyway).
     
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    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yep he is awesome :)
     
  9. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    He's pretty boss.
     
  10. Atlan Leticron

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    Sometime I meet people and I think to myself....


    Space is dangerous place, especially when its between your ears.


    And on topic, it always interested me.
    And can be pretty hard to understand that space is infinite.


    Regards,
    Ion
     
  11. AxeMurderer

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    big bang theory suggest that it's not. and thats even harder to understand. I can live with infinite space, but thinking that it has end and there is nothing over that end make my head hurt.
     
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    Technically it wouldn't have an end. It would wrap around itself like a sphere. The big bang theory is incomplete though and technically could occur more than once, in regions of 'space' not known to be visible, and in alternate forms of matter.
     
  13. AxeMurderer

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    the sphere has an end

    and of course there can be more than 1 universe, more than 1 reality, more than 1 orgasm, ops, not sure about the last one.
    my point is that for me its more hard to imagine the end of space than the infinity of space
     
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    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    I love all the different possibilities. So awesome :D
     
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    Just saw a documentary about what there was BEFORE the big bang, give that some thought you all
    What was there before time started??
     
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    A singularity. But no one actually knows ;)
     
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    Yes it is amazing to see how small Earth and we are in comparison to "out there".
    But I'm even more fascinated about other end of the spectrum - things and living organisms smaller than us. This goes similar if you start to compare 'backward' from Earth.
     
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    theories.
    according to bing bang space and time started there, but no one knows, may be it has no start or end
     
  19. RAZER

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    One theory is big bang -> big crunch -> big bang -> big crunch and so on, but what was there before the first crunch or bang.
    Kinda like the egg and the chicken :)
     
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    If the big bang was the origin of time then there was no 'before' as the term 'before' only has meaning within time.