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What would a flight through the universe really look like?


If you were not bound by ordinary human reality like being alive? Here’s a look …

A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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One commenter notes,

To move across the milky way would take light 40,000 years, and this video spans the distance of a galaxy in a millisecond or two. So, 40,000 years is 14,610,000 days, is 350,640,000 hours, is 21,038,400,000? minutes, is 1,262,304,000,000 seconds, is 1,262,304,000,000,000 milliseconds. If we say that that the “camera” in this video is spanning the distance of a milky-way sized galaxy in 1 millisecond, then it’s travelling at 1,262,304,000,000,000 times the speed of light. VERY rough estimate.

All this with your morning coffee!

Hat tip: “Starts with a BANG!,” which has collected many other great universe graphics.

Carrie Underwood with Vince Gill How Great thou Art – Standing Ovation! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk Thanks BA77 Johnnyfarmer
a few related notes: The Known Universe - video https://vimeo.com/19568852 Centrality of Earth Within The 4-Dimensional Space-Time of General Relativity - video http://www.metacafe.com/w/8421879 The first full-sky image (Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation - CMBR) from Europe's Planck telescope - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5BeGg4xWVM "Now we see how the astronomical evidence supports the biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same: the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy." Robert Jastrow – Founder of NASA’s Goddard Institute – Pg.15 ‘God and the Astronomers’ The best data we have [concerning the Big Bang] are exactly what I would have predicted, had I nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the bible as a whole. Dr. Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate in Physics - co-discoverer of the Cosmic Background Radiation - as stated to the New York Times on March 12, 1978 “Certainly there was something that set it all off,,, I can’t think of a better theory of the origin of the universe to match Genesis” Robert Wilson – Nobel laureate – co-discover Cosmic Background Radiation Journey Through the Universe - George Smoot- Frank Turek - video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3993965/ George Smoot: The design of the universe - (2008) video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c64Aia4XE1Y The Biggest Stars in the Universe - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcz4vGvoxQA "You could fit 262 trillion earths inside (the star of) Betelgeuse. If the Earth were a golfball that would be enough to fill up the Superdome (football stadium) with golfballs,,, 3000 times!!! When I heard that as a teenager that stumped me right there because most of my praying had been advising God, correcting God, suggesting things to God, drawing diagrams for God, reviewing things with God, counseling God." Louie Giglio - How Great Is Our God - Part 2 - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfNiZrt5FjU Psalm 8: 3-4 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Carrie Underwood with Vince Gill How Great thou Art – Standing Ovation! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk bornagain77

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