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#1 Hemisfears

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

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The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.

But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable universe in one disc.

Our sun and solar system are at the very center of the image, followed by the outer ring of our Milky Way galaxy, the Perseus arm of the Milky Way, a ring of other nearby galaxies like Andromeda, the rest of the cosmic web, cosmic microwave background radiation leftover from the big bang, and finally a ring of plasma also generated by the big bang:

 

Logarithms help us make sense of huge numbers, and in this case, huge distances. Rather than showing all parts of the universe on a linear scale, each chunk of the circle represents a field of view several orders of magnitude larger than the one before it. That's why the entire observable universe can fit inside the circle.

Budassi got the idea after making hexaflexagons for his son's birthday one year. (If you haven't seen a hexaflexagon in action, get ready to have your mind blown.)

"Then when I was drawing hexaflexagons for my sons birthday souvenirs I started drawing central views of the cosmos and the solar system," Budassi told Tech Insider in an email. "That day the idea of a logarithmic view came and in the next days I was able to [assemble] it with photoshop using images from NASA and some textures created by my own."

He released the image into public domain, and has created a few other log scales, too.

 

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#2 Moving Target

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 03:33 PM

Rather a large assumption that we are at the centre of the Universe....



#3 Hemisfears

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

Rather a large assumption that we are at the centre of the Universe....

 

How dare those fucking humans from planet Earth placing the universe they are part of and the one for where this story and image originated from in the centre of that image, not putting some other, more important universe in the centre but instead of only thinking of their own self-centered interests!

 

Racists.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:31 PM

I get it and how the image was put together logarithmically, based on what little we know.   But it still kinda reminds me of this, due to the  superficial resemblance.

 

 

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May The Force Be With Us...

 


#5 Three Eyes

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

This occasion calls for a Bee Gees song. But most occasions do.

 


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#6 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:45 PM

Rather a large assumption that we are at the centre of the Universe....

Literally any point whence we look will appear to be the center of the universe. An sphere of CBR surrounds everything.
Essentially, EVERY point in the universe is the center of the universe. Because space-time is weird.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:38 PM

Rather a large assumption that we are at the centre of the Universe....

 

What should the point of observation be then MT?


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#8 Pressure/Hopenosis

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:22 PM

I sure hope the universe isn't flat...


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:38 PM

Flat, like our Earth.


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#10 Hemisfears

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:01 AM

What should the point of observation be then MT?

Most likely somewhere that has a large population of brown-skinned folks.



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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:39 AM

Most likely somewhere that has a large population of brown-skinned folks.

 

Qo'nos then. The Klingon homeworld.


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#12 Three Eyes

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:49 AM

Alright whooo broke the universe....

 

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#13 Moving Target

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:55 AM

Literally any point whence we look will appear to be the center of the universe. An sphere of CBR surrounds everything.
Essentially, EVERY point in the universe is the center of the universe. Because space-time is weird.

 

 

Hmm, because the Big Bang happened everywhere at once?

 

Time is a spiral, space is a curve.....



#14 Moving Target

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:59 AM

What should the point of observation be then MT?

 

This is difficult to conceptualise.  We aren't even at the centre of our own galaxy, we are out on a spiral arm somewhere.  But spacetime is a 4D curve, so hypothetically if you flew a warp-drive ship in one direction you would eventually arrive back here.



#15 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:51 AM

Hmm, because the Big Bang happened everywhere at once?

 

Time is a spiral, space is a curve.....

When the Big Bang happened, "everywhere," all of space-time, existed in a singularity. So, yeah, essentially.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 01:41 PM

Alright whooo broke the universe....

 

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I think that was the exploding TARDIS. But it's ok, because Amy remembered it back into existence.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

https://en.wikipedia...llustration.png

 

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.

But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable universe in one disc.

 

Key word in the article kinda puts it in perspective. Since we can only observe the universe from our neck of the woods, let's put us in the center. Fuck the Klingons!


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#18 Hemisfears

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:59 AM

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#19 Greg

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

The universe=pizza.

#20 Valium

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:35 AM

from a different perspective

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