So you think you're a big man?

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  1. Rugbypup

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    NO.....i am a STAR!:1244:
     
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    Thats very interesting and simply amazing.
     
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    yeah i agree it is insanely amazing.
    the possibilities that are not even on the brink of being enabled.
    that is all i can think of when i think of earth science or astronomy.

    psychology seems to flip my lid alot as well.
    the microcosm to the macrocosm.:biggrin1:
    just reminds me there is SOOO much more to learn and utilize.
     
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    Well... I was interested. :redface:
     
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    Cool, Pup - and thank you for reminding of one of my favourite songs :biggrin:

    YouTube - Galaxy Song - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    Altogether now...

    Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
    And things seem hard or tough,
    And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
    And you feel that you've had quite enough,

    Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
    And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.
    That's orbiting at ninety miles a second, so it's reckoned,
    A sun that is the source of all our power.
    The sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
    Are moving at a million miles a day,
    In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
    Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.

    Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
    It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
    It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
    But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.
    We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
    We go 'round every two hundred million years;
    And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
    In this amazing and expanding universe.


    The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
    In all of the directions it can whiz;
    As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know,
    Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
    So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
    How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
    And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
    'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!
     
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    That was a great movie. I can watch it over and over.
     
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    Wow..... we're absolutely tiny haha.
     
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    IF you took that red star, Betelguese, and put it where our sun is, its outer edge would encompass the planet Jupiter. You can see Jupiter tonight if you look to the south/southeast (depending where in the world you are though). You can tell a planet because it does not "twinkle" or "blink", it's light is steadfast and strong. Look at Jupiter, and recognize that the sun is still 93 million miles in the opposite direction, and Betelguese would swallow us and everything out to the point of light that is jupiter.
     
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    I saw one of these that said that the "Red Supergiant star" is billions of times bigger than out sun.
     
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    If I ever find myself getting caught up in the general everyday stress of life, I find that looking into a clear night sky puts an immediate perspective on just how tiny and insignificant this planet is, let alone my little problems.

    Well said, pup. We can all use a little humility now and again.
     
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    Yep... and I thought an 8" cock was too big, lol
     
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    "I can see my dick from here!"
     
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    really does put things in perspective, eh? i love being reminded how insignificant we humans are sometimes.
     
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    No, but supermassive black holes weigh in, in the billions of solar masses.

    Stars 2100x our sun is the biggest we've found so far.
     
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    What is more amazing are how dense pulsars, or neutron stars are. One teaspoon of pulsar material would weigh 1 billion tons if brought here to earth. They are the remnants of a star that has exploded into a supernova.
     
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    More still, supermassive black holes, can be as small as 0.001 AU (1 AU = 150 million KM) in size and have a mass nearly 4 billion times that of our sun!

    I'm happy just to be a small pup, lol.
     
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    Stars 2100x out sun might not sounds big, but in understandable terms, if the sun as 1 millimetre, the biggest stars would be 2.1 meters!

    From the thickness of a sheet of card to the size just bigger than the height of your front door.
     
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    you've really been sniffing around pup. Where did you dig this up. Certainly not in your back yard.
     
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    We are but the universe itself made manifest, although ignorant of this fact, yet conscious of ourselves, we are trying to understand who we are.

    Pup. :rolleyes:
     
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