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#607069 - 06/08/10 11:38 PM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: elkroeger]  
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#607072 - 06/08/10 11:49 PM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: upflying]  
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#607075 - 06/09/10 12:11 AM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: AZKomet]  
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This works for me at most levels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

For the ultimate look at the sky spend a night on the cliffs of the Great Australian Bight halfway across the Nullabor. This is a real edge of the world /universe experience.


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#607124 - 06/09/10 02:55 AM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: ArmyGuy]  
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Originally Posted By: ArmyGuy
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As long as none of them want to eat me, I'm fine with meeting them.

As vast as the universe is, no doubt some of them WOULD like to eat us. And some of them would want to be eaten by us, some of them would be incapable of sensing us, while others would consider us beneath their notice, and indeed - some would probably worship us. I imagine that most of the 'intelligent' life forms are so foreign and beyond our ability to imagine them that we may never be able to communicate, should we ever cross paths - and in fact that neither we nor they would even recognize the other as anything worth noticing.

Or perhaps they're all just like us: carbon based, oxygen breathing, bilaterally symetric, bipedal creatures. (Well, except that they speak Spanish and ride British motorcycles instead.) laugh


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#607131 - 06/09/10 03:09 AM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: Gary in Aus]  
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Yep.....I remember that one!


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#607132 - 06/09/10 03:09 AM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: AZKomet]  
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Originally Posted By: AZKomet
And it is true we are all made of star dust in one from or another......


We are made of star stuff.


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#607162 - 06/09/10 05:42 AM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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#607236 - 06/09/10 01:49 PM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: AZKomet
And it is true we are all made of star dust in one from or another......


We are made of star stuff.


Very, very well said! clap


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#607312 - 06/09/10 06:47 PM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: AZKomet]  
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Thank you AZKomet.
I feel small and insignificant now.
looking at these distances and marveling at the number of Galaxies and Superclusters, I always wonder how many different lifeforms are out there and how advanced some of those are.
Some must be millions if not billions of years adanced, relative to us, some may have come and gone and some may be cruising the universe at speeds that Einstein's e=mc2 forbids. Who are we to know the truth, we have only really learned some of the complicated stuff for the last 100 years, tops.


Which reminds me of the story of Holmes and Watson out camping. Holmes rolls over in his sleeping bag and says to Watson, "Dr. Watson, look up and tell me what you perceive."
Watson gazes up into the night sky and muses, " My dear Holmes, I see the vast expanse of the cosmos stretching above us. I hear the music of the spheres. I see the infinite harmony of God's creation limning into ever increasing and unimaginable reaches of distance. I see man's insignificance in this vast order...."
"No, no, no, Watson!" exclaims Holmes. "Someone has stolen our tent!!"




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#607365 - 06/09/10 09:10 PM Re: Any astronomers in the group (physicists OK too)? [Re: doc47]  
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