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^^
I'll take your Orion and raise you the Pillars of Creation-

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7b0_-olIS7w/T9Qo1XmjVVI/AAAAAAAAFOc/q_aAkBDtD7E/s1600/pillars-of-creation-a-photograph-taken-by-the-hubble-telescope-of-columns-of-interstellar-gas-and-dust-in-the-eagle-nebula-where-new-stars-are-continuously-being-born1.jpg


The one on the left is 7 light-years long (oh, can't wait for the jokes on this....).  As a measuring stick (keep digging the hole, Az...), that graph Punk posted a few posts above with the Oort cloud: Sun to Oort is 1 light year.

Sadly, it seems that a supernova may have ripped them apart. sad

Tangent- I saw an episode of The Universe (S7E2) called "How Big, How Far, How Fast."  (Jeez, I think I dug all the way to China at this point.)  It was all about trying to show how everything in the universe is so gigantic in relation to what we perceive daily.  Lots of practical examples shown. 
One example- they had a bowling ball for the sun, which roughly equals about 1 foot=1 million miles (1.6 million kms).  They put out the solar system, and Neptune ended up being ~4000 feet (1200 meters) away.

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Awwww shit.
Damn SuperNova.
RIP beautiful Pillars. Didn't know that fact.

And yes, it's making me dizzy just to think about the hugeness of the interstellar space.

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Brain...frying..."that's what she said" overload...cannot compute...cannot compute...

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^^
Saved it for you, wink

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Another cool Casini shot from just above the Saturn ring line of 3 of Saturn's moons. Saturn is on the left but too dark to see, but it obscures one side of the farthest moon. Wicked!
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/the-cassini-spacecraft-observes-three-of-saturns-moons-set-against-the-darkened-night-side-of-the-planet_zps8bee58c8.jpg

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Wow that's wild. Gotta tell my brain cells to stop bouncing around like mad when I look ay that pict.

Hey azathoth, stop laughing, you're contagious!!!
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 … re-co.html

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/assets/2013/03/29/sn-mimicry.jpg

That is pretty nice too:
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 … -cell.html

One of my good friends I haven't seen in a while but talk often via Facebook was into Bioinformatics. Creating DNA cells from computer code.

He said to me once:
Man, I'm the one that decides if you have 3 eyes and an arm in the forehead. lol

I miss SatAN a whole lot, he's a way cool guy.
He's also an Evil Dead freak, he shares most of the Evil Dead remake trailers I post which is a damn lot of them. Think I have posted all the ones that are out. Even the 18 seconds ones. Hahaha

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Well I guess I should go there to have some if I don't have it here then. Might work better. lol

SEX IN SPACE
http://www.space.com/20220-sex-in-space … pid=520734

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Interesting.  Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress didn't touch on this specifically, but had some tangential effects that were interesting.

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^^^
Oh yeah, now that you mention it, very true. I love Heinlein.

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This is just amazing. I love the damn rover, LOVE HIM!!!

Curiosity Rover  @MarsCuriosity    28 Mar

Stand with me on Mars right now. Awesome interactive 4-billion pixel panorama created by fan @360pano: http://bit.ly/11RkJtd

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The new federal project studying/mapping the human brain called....BRAIN (Brain Research through Innovative Neruotechnologies)!
How cool of a name/acronym is that?
I personally cannot wait for the reports/results of the project to take place.
http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/index.htm

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I bring you dark matter!  And no, it's not flung poo.  The ISS may have discovered evidence of dark matter, the stuff that is speculated to be keeping our galaxy intact.  It's preliminary, but cool.

For fun, I give you a gif space-time distortion-

http://www.managementexchange.com/sites/default/files/media/posts/images/calabi-spin.gif

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The Creature, that is freaking amazing.

And wow azathoth, this is just GREAT!!! Thank you.

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You're welcome, DemonHead

http://www.politicsparty.com/images/editor/header/media/2012/lka.gif

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Very cool Demon!!!

Wait a Mini Supernova??? Mini??? Woah. Wild.
http://www.space.com/20399-mini-superno … sions.html

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Maybe they should just call it a nova?

unrelated...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mh6sIKaFXUw/UIApJEIKpAI/AAAAAAAAKik/ll134Hy4-p0/s1600/post-254-0-85386700-1342605166.png

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Yeah, I thought the exact same.
And maybe unrelated but very cool. smile

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On with more space stuff. Can't help it.
Farthest Supernova discovered. Hubble is at it again. He deserves a trophy. smile
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/ap … alaxy.html

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The Kepler telescope found a white dwarf chewing space-time up.

Also, some pics of exoplanets.

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Oh, Some newly found organisms have been name Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque.  I warned y'all.  Mwahahahahahahhaha!

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Oh did you??? Must've miss that. lol

Very cool stuff anyways. So are the exo picts.

And bon appétit White Dwarf hope space time tastes good. lol

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That might interest you.
NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day Archive:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

Way cool stuff everyday in there. Like this:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1304/bluehorsehead_rosen_960.jpg

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Here's some wacky stuff.  Saturn's rings rain onto the planet!

Hey, it's a game, too, lol -
(Sigh, I miss my old Apple ][+ )

http://s.uvlist.net/l/y2007/04/36942.jpg

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Saw that this morning and it's pretty damn amazing.

And yes, that game I still run it once in a while on my Quadra 700. smile
My place is a true Macintosh museum still even have the 1984 Mac Plus working. Can you imagine no freaking Hard Drive??? The system on a 1 MB disk and you still have plenty of space to save stuff. Crazy how things have changed.

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Heh, I picked up an original Mac for $1.  I know the CRT is blown, but things light up and make noises when I plug it in.  A future project.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Macintosh_128k_transparency.png/220px-Macintosh_128k_transparency.png

I still have the 2+, Amiga 1000, and a pre-Sawtooth tower sitting in the attic (or somewhere) with all the floppy disks (for the older ones).  Would be fun as H3LL to set them all up in a room.  I got emulators for them, but there is something about using the old hardware.  I need to find an old SparcStation on eBay, lol .

Kids nowadays think their smartphones are neat.  Go fiddle with the Solaris kernel for a while, heh.

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