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July 1st, 2007, 07:29 AM
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Tundro Walker
July 1st, 2007, 10:51 PM
Sheesh, TUX, where the heck do you come up with this stuff? That's freakin' cool!

July 1st, 2007, 11:01 PM
thats some nice info pictures. Love to see more of this kind of things.

July 1st, 2007, 11:15 PM
Very interesting...

Didn't realize some stars were this big...

- trib'

July 2nd, 2007, 12:43 PM
I bought a book from Amazon. It had slight water damage and got it at a discount. This is a brilliant book. Full of glossy pictures. There is always something new to read and look at. I new nothing about the stars before this.


July 2nd, 2007, 01:12 PM
Sure the extreme quantities of mass in the universe is amazing, however the extreme quantities of not mass is even more amazing I think.

BRIN: Dr. Rich Terrell of JPL came up with an allegory to show how great the
distances beyond Pluto are. He poured the contents of a salt container onto a table,
and said it would take two hundred such containers to make a billion grains of salt.
There are five hundred billion stars in the galaxy. If you then spread the salt out
to scale, as thinly as stars are spread out, here in the periphery of the galaxy,
the nearest salt grain to the one you held in your hand would be seven miles away.
We already have an interstellar space probe, Voyager. It's leaving the solar system
all right, but on this scale, it's departing at the rate that grass grows.

So without magic (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/776.html) we won't be going to the stars (http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2007/06/the_high_frontier_redux.html)anytime soon.

July 2nd, 2007, 07:28 PM
Yeah, look at this.